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Texas Unemployment Rate Falls for Fourth Consecutive Month

November marks lowest unemployment rate since December 2008.
AUSTIN -- The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Texas fell to 6.1 percent in November, down from 6.2 
percent in October. The states unemployment rate continued to be well below the national unemployment rate, 
which was 7.0 percent in November. 

"The private sector continued to expand, adding 20,500 jobs in November and posting an annual growth rate of 2.8 
percent," said TWC Chairman Andres Alcantar. "The Texas Workforce Commission encourages job seekers to use 
the employment resources available to them through Texas Workforce Solutions." 
Industries adding jobs in November included Trade, Transportation, and Utilities, which expanded by 22,000 
positions; Professional and Business Services, which grew by 9,400 positions; and Manufacturing, which saw an 
increase of 3,500 jobs. 
The Midland Metropolitan Statistical Area had the lowest November unemployment rate in the state at 2.9 percent, 
with Odessa coming in second and Amarillo coming in third at 3.5 percent and 4.1 percent, respectively (not 
seasonally adjusted). 
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