Texas adds 56,600 new jobs in October

Texas adds 56,600 new jobs in October

TEXAS - Texas continued to report a decrease in its unemployment rate during October, according to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

According to TWC, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate reached 5.4%, adding 56,600 total nonfarm jobs during the month of October.

The 5.4% unemployment rate represents a a fall of 0.2% from September 2021. So far, Texas has made gains in total nonfarm jobs over the past 17 months. That state added a total of 661,300 jobs since October 2020, TWC reported.

In October, the professional and business services sector gained 21,900 jobs during said month. Trade, transportation and utilities added 15,000 positions.

Other services, which includes the repair and maintenance sector, as well as associations and civic organizations, added 9,100 jobs.

Bryan Daniel, TWC president, assured that Texas continues to have excellent prospects for job seekers.

"Our labor market numbers continue to indicate that Texas has jobs for those looking to take the next step in their career. TWC is committed to helping Texans and our businesses succeed, from finding positions in high-demand middle-skill fields to training and recruiting resources to make our state the best place to live and work," he said.

Meanwhile, the Amarillo Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) posted the lowest unemployment rate in October, with a non-seasonally adjusted rate of 3.3%, followed by the Austin-Round Rock MSA at 3.4% and College Station-Bryan at 3.7%.

Source: MEXICO-NOW staff