Texas maintains record-low unemploymentTexas maintains record-low unemploymenthttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=231462019-09-23T05:00:00Z2019-09-23T20:00:00Z

​​​AUSTIN – Last month, Texas' unemployment rate held steady at 3.4 percent, matching the record-low rate set in June 2019, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. 

The state economy added 18,200 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in August. So far this year, 305,300 jobs were created.

Total nonfarm annual employment growth was at 2.4​ percent and has held above 2 percent since February 2018.

The Texas metro with the lowest nonseasonally adjusted unemployment rate was Midland at 2.2 percent. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission had the highest at 6.4 perc​​ent.

The construction industry saw the most seasonally adjusted growth in employment from August 2018 to August 2019, growing 5.9 percent. The information industry was the only sector to see a drop in employment, falling 1 percent​.​

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​​Source: Texas Workforce Commission​

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