Texas employment grows for 24th month in a rowTexas employment grows for 24th month in a rowhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=207092018-07-25T05:00:00Z2018-07-25T21:00:00Z

​​​AUSTIN – The Texas economy added 27,200 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in June, marking 24 consecutive months of employment growth.

According to data from the Texas Workforce Commission, the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped slightly over the month to 4 percent in June.

Over the year, the state added 359,500 jobs for an annual employment growth rate of 2.9 percent.

The Texas metro with the lowest nonseasonally adjusted unemployment rate was Midland at 2.4 percent. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission had the highest at 7.2 percent.

The mining and logging industry saw the largest seasonally adjusted growth in employment from June 2017 to June 2018, growing 15 percent. The information industry was the only one to lose jobs with employment dropping 0.7 percent. ​

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