The Texas unemployment rate declined slightly to 5.2 percent in September as the state’s seasonally adjusted civilian labor force topped 13 million for the first time, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.
Gov. Rick Perry is calling for unlimited natural gas and oil exports, saying it would help the American economy and aid American allies threatened by Russia’s control of European natural gas supplies.
The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday announced the rate increased from the 5.1 percent recorded in June and July. The national unemployment rate stood at 6.1 percent.
The number of U.S. job openings remained near the highest level in 13 years in July, and companies also stepped up hiring that month to the fastest pace in nearly seven years, two signs the job market is slowly healing.
Retail gasoline prices across Texas have dropped 3 cents this week to settle at $3.23 per gallon.
The University of Texas System’s Board of Regents is expected to vote this week on a plan to avoid tuition increases for in-state students.
The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday announced last month’s jobless figure matches the state’s unemployment rates for May and June.
After a six-hour meeting that stretched into the early hours Friday, a sharply divided Corinth City Council voted to reject a proposed Buc-ee’s convenience store that would have been located off I-35.
A new report by the U.S. Commerce Department shows that steady growth in consumer spending has helped spur the Texas economy over the last 15 years.
Although economic indicators, such as new construction, housing and hiring are all steady, experts say many younger workers are reluctant to change jobs and chase the higher earnings that often accompany them.
City leaders in Fort Worth are considering a plan that could bring in millions of dollars more a year. A new arena and convention center expansion could bring more concerts and conventions to the city.
More than 200 of the nation’s mayors descended on Dallas for the summer U.S. Conference of Mayors. Aerobics and a continental breakfast on the Continental Street Bridge provided an initial welcome, then there was a quick return to the routine.