Texas Jobless Rate Holds At 8.2%

Las Cruces – The July unemployment rate in urban areas of Texas held steady at 8.2 percent.

The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday reported the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for last month matched the June rate.

TWC says Texas continues to trend below the national jobless rate, which was 9.5 percent during July.

Commission Chairman Tom Pauken says private sector employers in Texas continued adding jobs in July, in a trend since the first of the year. He says significant government job losses offset much of the gains in the private sector in July.


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