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Texas unemployment rate dips to 4.8 percent in May

June 16, 2017 - 3:12 pm

(Austin/KJCE) Texas' economy continued on a roll in May, with the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate dropping to 4.8 percent and adding 14,800 jobs.

According to new numbers released by the Texas Workforce Commission on Friday, the Austin area held steady at 3.2 percent - among the lowest in the state, tied with the Bryan-College Station and Lubbock areas for second lowest.

"Texas employers created 266,600 jobs over the past year and the Texas economy continues to provide competitive advantages to large and small business owners across the state," said TWC Chairman Andres Alcantar. "TWC remains committed to fostering innovative partnerships that equip Texas students and workers with in-demand skills."

The Amarillo area had the state's lowest unemployment rate, at 3.1 percent. The McAllen area in the Rio Grande Valley has the state's highest rate at 7.5 percent.

More details are available on the TWC website.

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