July 25, 2017
The Texas economy added 40,200 seasonally adjusted non-farm jobs in June 2017, the 12th consecutive month of economic expansion. The state added 319,300 jobs from June 2016, which out-performed the previous two years, according to data from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
TWC Chairman Andres Alcantar said that 10 out of 11 industries added jobs. Education & Health Services recorded the largest private-industry gain, month over month, adding 13,100 jobs. Meanwhile, Manufacturing added 4,600 jobs in June – its largest year-over-year employment gain since July 2012.
State unemployment fell to 4.6%, a decline from May 2017’s 4.8%.
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