Midland's unemployment rate lowest in TexasMidland's unemployment rate lowest in Texashttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=62322013-09-26T07:18:00Z2013-09-25T00:00:00Z

MIDLAND - Unemployment in the Midland MSA was 3.2 percent in August 2013: a decline from the July 2013 rate of 3.5 percent, and the August 2012 rate of 3.5 percent, according to the Texas Workforce commission (TWC).

Midland recorded the lowest unemployment rate in Texas.

The drop in unemployment was largely due to a smaller labor force, which declined to 95,687 in August 2013 from 96,151 in July 2013. The number of employed Midlanders declined to 92,598 in August from 92,800 in July, while the number of unemployed Midlanders also fell to 3,089 from 3,351 in July.

The Tall City added 3,800 jobs from August 2012 to August 2013 for a growth rate of 4.6 percent.

Virtually all industrial sectors added jobs during the 12 months with only the government, education and health services and information losing 200 jobs each. The mining, logging and construction, sector, which includes oil and gas, added 2,500 jobs for a growth rate of 10.9 percent.

For all Texas areas, see the Texas Workforce Commission.

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