Texas economy adds 29,800 jobs in DecemberTexas economy adds 29,800 jobs in Decemberhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=237652020-01-24T06:00:00Z2020-01-24T16:00:00Z

​​AUSTIN – Texas' unemployment rate inched up a tenth of a percentage point over the month to 3.5 percent in December, breaking a five-month streak of record-low unemployment, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. 

Texas employers added 29,800 jobs in December and 342,800 jobs over 2019, an annual employment growth rate of 2.7 percent last month. It has held above 2 percent since February 2018.

The Texas metro with the lowest non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was Midland at 2.1 percent. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission had the highest at 7 percent.

The construction industry had the most seasonally adjusted growth in employment from December 2018 to December 2019, growing 7.​​​​​​​​​​4 percent. The mining and logging and information industries were the only two sectors to see a drop in employment, falling 3.8 and 1.2 percent, respectively.

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