AUSTIN – The Texas unemployment rate rose to 8.1 percent in November 2020, up from 6.9 percent in October.
According to the Texas Workforce Commission, the state added 61,000 nonfarm jobs last month. Texas' private sector added 65,800 positions.
The national unemployment rate is 6.4 percent.
Amarillo had the lowest nonseasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the state at 5.4 percent. Odessa had the highest at 13.1 percent.
All employment sectors had seasonally adjusted job losses since November 2019 except for financial activities and professional and business services, which grew 2.4 and 1.1 percent, respectively. Mining and logging had the largest job loss with employment falling 20.5 percent.
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