Texas Unemployment Rate, 6.2% in July | News

In July, Texas ’seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.2%, a decrease of 0.3 percentage points from June 2021. Texas added a total of 80,900 non-farm jobs during the month, making gains in 14 of the last 15 months. Texas added a total of 714,800 jobs as of July 2020.

“Texas has job opportunities for job seekers and the Texas Workforce Commission continues to offer and improve programs and tools to help people succeed,” said Bryan Daniel, president of TWC. “Our resources, including our focus on ending the state’s average skills gap, 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 up to 20,600 jobs. Employment in professional and business services gained 11,500 jobs during the month. The manufacturing industry totaled 8,300 positions.

“The continued growth of employment across the state is great news for Texans,” said Julian Alvarez, TWC commissioner on behalf of Labor. “For those looking for new career opportunities, TWC is here to continue to provide resources such as job matching services through MyTXCareer.com and WorkInTexas.com, skills training through Metrix Learning, and free industry certifications. ‘hospitality through the Restaurant Recovery Initiative’.

The Amarillo Metropolitan Statistical Area recorded the lowest unemployment rate in July among Texas MSAs with a non-seasonal rate of 4.0%, followed by the Austin-Round Rock MSA with 4.2% and the Sherman-Denison MSA with 4.6%.

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

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

Unemployment rates by counties in June and July:

• Navarro: 6.3, 5.5%

• Henderson: 6.3, 5.5%

• Kaufman: 5.9, 5.2%

• Ellis: 5.4, 4.8%

• Hill: 6.1, 5.5%

• Limestone: 7.6, 6.9%

• Freestone: 8.9, 8%

• Anderson: 6.1, 5.5%

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