The state’s unemployment rate rose slightly in May to reach 4.3 percent, the Texas Workforce Commission said. That compares to a rate of 5.5 percent nationwide last month.
The Texas unemployment rate slipped to 5.1 percent in October for a second straight month of declines.
The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday reported unemployment numbers for December and said the state saw positive job growth during the period. Texas unemployment was 6.1 percent in November.
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The Texas unemployment rate dropped to 6.2 percent in November for the third straight monthly decline.
The Texas unemployment rate has fallen to 7.8 percent in December, the lowest figure in 2 1/2 years.
The Texas Workforce Commission says unemployment increased slightly to 8.2 percent in November, despite an overall increase of 19,100 jobs.
The unemployment rate in Texas held steady at 8.1 percent in October as the state added 47,900 jobs, the Texas Workforce Commission said Friday.