Texas Unemployment Numbers for January Released
Texas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January was 4.2 percent, which is still lower than the United States' overall unemployment rate of 4.5.
The Texas economy added over 240,000 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs over the year, including 16,000 added in January. Annual employment growth for Texas was 2.0 percent in January, marking 93 consecutive months of annual growth.
The highest unemployment rate in Texas was the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area with 7.6 percent in January, whereas the lowest belonged to Midland with 2.4 percent.
Lubbock's unemployment rate in January was 3.1 percent, which is up from 2.7 percent in December.
You can read the entire article from the Texas Workforce Commission, which includes unemployment numbers for the rest of Texas, here.