Unemployment rate in Texas fell to 6.2 percent in July 2021

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The Texas Workforce Commission’s headquarters building in Austin.
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AUSTIN, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) — The following is a press release from the Texas Workforce Commission: 

In July, the seasonally adjusted Texas unemployment rate was 6.2 percent, a decrease of 0.3 percentage points from June 2021. Texas added 80,900 total nonagricultural jobs over the month, making gains in 14 of the last 15 months. Texas added a total of 714,800 jobs since July 2020.

“Texas has career opportunities for job seekers and the Texas Workforce Commission continues to provide and improve on programs and tools to help people succeed,” said TWC Chairman Bryan Daniel. “Our resources, including our focus on ending the middle skills gap in the state, help ensure skilled workers for every Texas employer and upward mobility and career opportunities for all Texans.”

In July, the Leisure and Hospitality industry continued to grow, adding 20,600 jobs. Professional and Business Services employment gained 11,500 jobs over the month. The Manufacturing industry added 8,300 positions.

“Continued job growth across the state is great news for Texans,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Julian Alvarez. “For those seeking new career opportunities, TWC is here to continue providing resources like job matching services through MyTXCareer.com and WorkInTexas.com, skills training through Metrix Learning, and free hospitality industry certifications through the Restaurant Recovery Initiative.”

The Amarillo Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) recorded July’s lowest unemployment rate among Texas MSAs with a not seasonally adjusted rate of 4.0 percent, followed by the Austin-Round Rock MSA at 4.2 percent and the Sherman-Denison MSA at 4.6 percent.

“Our decreasing unemployment rate is a true testament to our resilient Texas employers who continue to grow, adapt, and safely serve their customers,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Employers Aaron Demerson. “As we continue through the year, my office is committed to helping our Texas employers navigate the unique challenges of running a business through our Employer Hotline at 1-800-832-9394.”

Employment estimates released by TWC are produced in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. All estimates are subject to revision. To access this and more employment data, visit TexasLMI.com.

The Texas Labor Market & Career Information Data for August is scheduled to be released on Friday, September 17, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. (CDT).

(Press release from the Texas Workforce Commission)

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