Texas Maintains Record Low Unemployment Rate of 3.4 Percent for Fourth Consecutive Month

Friday, October 18, 2019

Economy Adds 7,600 Jobs in September

In September, the Texas economy added 7,600 seasonally adjusted Total Nonfarm positions. The unemployment rate held steady for the fourth month in a row at 3.4 percent matching the all-time record low first set in June. This record is currently the lowest the unemployment rate has been since series tracking began in 1976.

"Texas' fourth straight month of record-setting low unemployment rates highlights the competitive strength of Texas businesses, whose broad-based growth across industries provides exceptional opportunities for our highly skilled workforce," said TWC Chairman Bryan Daniel. "Texas continues to be a national leader in job creation and the premier place to do business."

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