CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header

Local

Texas Jobless Rate Slips To 5.1 Percent

View Comments
Job listings are posted on a bulletin board at a career center. (credit: Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)

Job listings are posted on a bulletin board at a career center. (credit: Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

186152214 Texas Jobless Rate Slips To 5.1 PercentJIM GAFFIGAN, "My kids have never eaten Hot Pockets

181572784 8 Texas Jobless Rate Slips To 5.1 PercentFunny Faced Cheerleaders

 alt=Musicians Then And Now

455079896 Texas Jobless Rate Slips To 5.1 PercentWATCH: Iggy Azalea & JLO's Booty Battle

 alt=Remembering Jimi Hendrix 44 Years Later

cowb thumb Texas Jobless Rate Slips To 5.1 PercentCowboys Cheerleaders

AUSTIN (AP) - The Texas unemployment rate has declined for a third straight month to settle at 5.1 percent for May.

The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday announced the latest seasonally adjusted jobless rate compares to 5.2 percent unemployment in April.

The chairman of the commission, Andres Alcantar, says Texas employers kept the economy moving with 383,100 jobs added over the past year. He says that’s the largest such increase since September 1997.

Midland had the lowest unemployment rate statewide last month at 2.6 percent. The McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area had the highest unemployment rate in Texas at 8.6 percent.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Latest News:

Top Trending:

 

View Comments