The seasonally adjusted Texas unemployment rate slipped to 6.2 percent in October for the third consecutive month of declines, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.
Hundreds of Star-Telegram employees will lose theirs jobs in 2014.
BlackBerry says it will lay off 4,500 employees, or 40 percent of its global workforce, as it reports a nearly $1 billion second-quarter loss in a surprise early release of earnings results.
Governor Rick Perry has signed a law mandating drug testing for some unemployment benefits recipients.
Gov. Rick Perry is to sign a law mandating drug testing for some unemployment benefits recipients. The governor is holding a special signing ceremony Friday at the Capitol.
Target has officially opened the doors to a distribution center, bringing more jobs to Denton.
It looks like a bill that would drug test some Texans who receive unemployment will become law.
The Texas Workforce Commission said Friday the state unemployment rate for April remains a full point below the national rate of 7.5 percent.
State officials said that the Texas unemployment rate rose very slightly in February to 6.4 percent, but add that leading industries continue to show growth.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week to the lowest level in five years, evidence that employers are cutting fewer jobs and may step up hiring.
The Texas jobless rate for December has slipped to 6.1 percent in the fourth straight month of declines.
More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, though the winter holidays likely distorted the data for the second straight week.