November Texas Jobless Rate Down Slightly to 4.6 Percent
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State labor officials say the Texas unemployment rate declined slightly in November to settle at 4.6 percent.
The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday said that compares to an October jobless rate of 4.7 percent. The nationwide jobless rate stood at 4.6 percent in November.
TWC officials say the Amarillo, Austin-Round Rock and Lubbock areas all had the lowest unemployment rate in Texas last month at 3.0 percent. The McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area had the state's highest jobless figure at 7.1 percent.
A TWC statement says Texas has added jobs in 19 of the past 20 months, with an estimated 210,800 seasonally adjusted jobs added over the past year.