Texas’ unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.3 percent in May, after holding steady at 4.2 percent in March and April, a state agency reported Friday.
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 TWC says Texas has added an estimated 287,000 seasonally adjusted jobs over the past year, including a modest gain in April with 1,200 more positions.
Though the Texas unemployment rate remains at its lowest in nearly 8 years, there are still folks out there looking for work. In comes AAA Texas; the large insurance company is holding an Emergency Roadside Customer Service Representative Job Fair in the Dallas/Fort Worth area this week.
The unemployment rate in Texas fell to 4.4 percent in January, marking the fifth straight month of declines.
U.S. employers hired at a stellar pace last month, wages rose by the most in six years, and Americans responded by streaming into the job market to find work.
The Texas unemployment rate slipped to 4.6 percent in December for a fourth straight month of declines.
The Labor Department says the unemployment rate remained at a six-year low of 5.8 percent, as the United States continues to outperform other major economies.
The Texas unemployment rate slipped to 5.1 percent in October for a second straight month of declines.
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.
U.S. employers added 248,000 jobs last month, a burst of hiring that drove down the unemployment rate to 5.9 percent, the lowest since July 2008.
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.