Texas adds 39,600 jobs in AprilTexas adds 39,600 jobs in Aprilhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=201732018-05-22T05:00:00Z2018-05-22T16:00:00Z

​​​​​​​​​​AUSTIN – The Texas economy added 39,600 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in April, marking​ 22 consecutive months of employment growth. 

According to the Texas Workforce Commission, the state added 332,300 jobs over the year for an annual employment growth rate of 2.7 percent. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, up slightly from 4 percent in March.

Midland had the lowest unemployment​ rate at 2.1 percent. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission had the highest at 6.5 percent.

Mining and logging had the largest percent change over the month, growing 2 percent since March 2018. Financial activities lost the largest percent of jobs, dropping 0.3 percent in April. ​

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