April 24, 2017
The Texas economy expanded by 9,500 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs, according to information released by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). Meanwhile, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the Lone Star State increased to 5%, up slightly from February 2017.
Overall, 60,300 jobs were created, on a not seasonally adjusted basis. The Professional and Business Services industry reported the largest private industry gain over the month, adding 13,200 jobs to the roster. Meanwhile, Mining and Logging employment increased by 4,800 jobs, while Construction employment increased by 4,000.
“Texas employers continue to boost the diverse Texas economy by adding jobs, including 249,000 over the year,” said Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Chairman Andres Alcantar.
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