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Texas Jobless Rate Reaches 8.2 Percent In June

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AUSTIN (AP) - The Texas jobless rate has risen to 8.2 percent for June.

The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday reported the state’s metro unemployment figure is a full percentage point behind the June national jobless rate of 9.2 percent. Texas unemployment was 8 percent in May.

Commission Chairman Tom Pauken says the state’s goods-producing industries combined to add 11,200 jobs in June. Pauken says new opportunities arise for job seekers as businesses continue to shift resources into Texas.

Texas has added 117,600 jobs since January.

The Midland area had the state’s lowest jobless rate for June, at 5.2 percent. The highest unemployment rate was 13 percent in the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area.

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