The Texas economy expanded in June for the 12th consecutive month with the addition of 40,200 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs.

Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.6 percent, down from 4.8 percent in May. Texas’ annual employment growth outperformed the previous two years with 319,300 jobs added over the year, bringing the state’s annual growth rate up by 0.4 percentage points to 2.7 percent.

Lubbock’s unemployment rate is 6.2% which is down .2% from this time last year. Other local cities include:

Abilene: 2017 4.4% unemployment versus 2016 3.2%

Amarillo: 2017 4.4% unemployment versus 2016 4.4%

Odessa: 2017 4.7% unemployment versus 2016 5.5%

San Angle: 2017 4.2 unemployment versus 2016 2.7%

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