Texas employment grows for 25th consecutive monthTexas employment grows for 25th consecutive monthhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=209052018-08-21T05:00:00Z2018-08-21T14:00:00Z

​​AUSTIN – The Texas economy added 23,500 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in July, marking 25 consecutive months of employment growth.

According to data from the Texas Workforce Commission, the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4 percent, unchanged from June.

Over the year, the state added 377,100 jobs for an annual employment growth rate of 3.1 percent.

The Texas metro with the lowest nonseasonally adjusted unemployment rate was Midland at 2.2 percent. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission had the highest at 6.9 percent.

The mining and logging industry saw the largest seasonally adjusted growth in employment from July 2017 to July 2018, growing 14.5 percent. The information industry was the only one to lose jobs with employment dropping 2.5 percent over the year.​

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