AUSTIN – Texas added 30,800 nonagricultural jobs in January, marking nine consecutive months of job growth, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.
This pushed the state's unemployment rate from 6.9 percent in December to 6.8 percent in January.
The national unemployment rate was 6.5 percent.
Amarillo had the lowest nonseasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the state at 4.9 percent. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission had the highest at 11.9 percent.
All employment sectors had seasonally adjusted job losses since January 2020. Financial activities saw the smallest drop, falling 0.1 percent. Mining and logging had the largest job loss with employment falling 24.1 percent.
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