Texas Jobless Rate At Highest Level Since 1987

AUSTIN (AP) – The unemployment rate in Texas has jumped to 8.4 percent in July, the highest level since the state was reeling from an energy, real estate and banking crisis 24 years ago.

The Texas Workforce Commission said Friday the jobless rate was up from 8.2 percent in June. The increase came despite a 10th consecutive month of job growth. The agency says the state added 29,300 jobs in July.

The unemployment rate matched the figure from July 1987.

Commission Chairman Tom Pauken says the state “continues to feel the effects of a stagnant national economy.” The U.S. jobless rate is 9.1 percent.

The trade, transportation and utility sector added 15,300 jobs last month, but that was offset by a combined loss of 15,400 jobs in the government and construction sectors.

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  • Leta Ensey

    Yeah, Governor Perry is doing a real good job for the state of Texas. Hogwash!

  • YRofTexas

    I don’t read accounts of Perry courting industries from other states or countries to come to the Lone Star State. Perhaps he has done some of that, but I haven’t read any headlines of any city welcoming some new business to town.

    Lets see some REAL influx of business’ to Texas; give them tax breaks; give them incentives to move here. You’d think our ‘no state income taxes’ perk would bring more industry here, anyway!

  • Wake Up, Moron

    Let’s see here… Pelosi’s state (CA), 12%. Harry Reid’s state (NV), 12.9%. Barack Obama’s former state (IL), 9.5%.

    What’s going on here? Oh, right. We’re in a DOUBLE DIP RECESSION! It’s not good ANYWHERE! Do you live in a cave?

    • altha

      Wake Up Moron, Pelosis, Harry Reid and Obama are not on televison LYING about all the JOBS they have created for their state. People are going hungry here in Texas and the liar (Rick Perry) is on the campaign trail lying about what he has done for Texas. As you can see he is nothing but a MOUTH a bizzarre liar and very misleading but! you have morons following him right to their GRAVE.

  • Bob

    Govenor Perry you said you are Pro business and your concern is jobs…come back to Texas and solve your unemployment crises….You put Texas has the number 1 state for minimum wage jobs…what you going to do about the 8.4 percent of unemployed people in Texas….Perry you nothing but a political con artist…and a threat to our society…..

    • altha

      AMEN!! Bob

  • http://musea.us musea

    There is a solution to the jobs problem and it could quickly put hundreds of thousands of people back to work. It is not pro left or right. It is not from any corporation, it’s outside the government control, it’s totally voluntary, works in about one week, and helps all with little sacrifice from anyone.

    National Hiring Day – This is a day that corporations are encouraged to hire new employees. Corporations are called on to put patriotism first and help their country in
    hard times. Those corporations that cannot hire, are asked to stop firing for that month.

    Republicans should love this because it’s outside the government and voluntary. Democrats should love this because it helps those needing jobs. Independents should love it because it helps all with little sacrifice from any one corporation, group, or person. Corporations should love this because with just a hire or two they become part of a collective country wide jump start of the economy.

    There has never been a time In American History where hiring people would hurt corporations less, and help the country more.

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  • Morons

    Maybe if your spelling and grammar were better, you’d get hired. Hick.

    • altha

      Morons, You are one of Rick Perry boys someone telling you what to type. Yes this is what slick Rick have created for the state of Texas LOW-PAYING JOBS with lack of BENEFITS.

    • OCD Patrol

      I’m sure CBS is so grateful that someone here is watching all the spelling and grammar. Listen OCD I enjoy reading the comments even if they’re mispelled!!!

  • Dumb is as Dumb Do

    I heard the o-bama admin is out to create new jobs….call centers!

  • Duaine Morphis

    Even more reason to ignore Rick Perry, so many of our elected leaders should be in Egypt, their already in DE-Nile, let’s find a way to get these people back to work and clean up our government.

  • stanley mathis

    The tech industry steals our jobs via those cheap computers. They’ll get richer. We will become poorer for lack of real jobs.

    We have some very serious problems with corporate hackers harrassing web content developers like myself who catch them stealing and blog about the practice. Google, Bing, and Yahoo! steals our internet traffic by redirecting prospects to companies like Facebook, NewsOne’s Black Planet, and Zazzle.com. They delete our Facebook Likes; prevent our marketing of products, and services. Read what I am experiencing with big business.


  • altha

    Stanley Mathis, Now you’re trying to justify the MESS Rick Perry has done to the State of Texas.

  • stanley mathis

    I’ve been incarcerated 3 times, and haven’t worked 1 year, combined, in my entire life. Made to feel ashame by family member after I was railroaded to a mental institution on a “Hot Check” II was setup on in 2003, and requested a trial. I did 18 months from Feb. of 2004 to Dec. of 2005 for that, and came back out to continue the work I was doing before being setup by Hollywood producers. Why? I’m the only person to offer a REAL nationwide permanent jobs creation plan that even Google indexes in its Top 5 for “best jobs creating plans”. Yahoo!, and Bing index it #1 on the same keyword phrases. I invite you all to read it, and share it because I’me thinking about future generations.


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