March 12, 2018
The Texas economy added a year-long total of 240,500 jobs as of January 2018, according to data released by the Texas Workforce Commission. Annual employment growth in the Lone Star State was 2%, marking 93 consecutive months of annual growth.
Meanwhile, Texas employers added 16,000 jobs in January, which included 3,300 hires in Mining and Logging, 2,800 posted in Education and Health Services, and 2,400 Manufacturing positions. The Texas seasonally adjusted employment rate was 4%, remaining below the national rate of 4.1%.
Breaking the metrics down by metro, the Midland Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) recorded the lowest unemployment rate among other Texas MSAs at 2.4%. Meanwhile, the Amarillo MSA reported a 2.8% rate.
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