The Texas Workforce Commission announced in May that growth in the Texas economy continues, with 28,900 seasonally adjusted nonfarm positions added over the month of April.
The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell once more to 3.7%, returning to an all-time record low last held in December 2018. “Our state’s ongoing success is linked to the innovation and competitiveness of employers in a range of industries providing Texans more opportunities to demonstrate their world-class skills,” says TWC
Chair and Commissioner Representing Employers Ruth R. Hughs. “In fact, Chief Executive Magazine has named Texas the Best State for Business for the 15th year in a row.”
Professional and business services led all major industries in April, adding 8,400 jobs. Construction added 5,800, while education and health services employment grew by 4,300 jobs.
The Midland Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) recorded April’s lowest unemployment rate among Texas MSAs, with a non-seasonally adjusted rate of 1.7%, followed by the Odessa MSA with the second lowest rate at 2%. The Amarillo MSA had the third lowest rate of 2.1%.