Texas employers boosted their payrolls by another 35,000 positions in May. By continuing a streak of job gains that began nearly two years ago. The Texas Worforce Commission reported Friday.
The state added more than – 350,000 jobs over the past year:
- with employment growing at a robust rate of nearly 3 percent, almost double the national rate of about 1.6 percent.
- The State unemployment rate held steady at 4.1 percent. Even as the labor force absorbed nearly 40,000 new workers.
- In Houston – the region’s employers added 10,000 jobs in May the eighth consecutive month of job growth, the Workforce Commission reported. The local economy has generated more than 85,000 jobs over the past year, matching the state’s job growth rate of about 3 percent.
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