AUSTIN (July 17, 2015) ⎯ Texas marked its third straight month of seasonally adjusted job growth with the addition of 16,700 nonagricultural jobs in June, according to numbers released by the Texas Workforce Commission.

The state has added jobs in 56 of the last 57 months, including a total of 53,600 positions in the first half of 2015. Over the year, Texas has seen an increase of 269,900 jobs.

“Texas employers continue to create employment opportunities which is great news for the state and its’ workforce,” said TWC Chairman Andres Alcantar. “Texas Workforce Solutions is committed to developing partnerships and innovative solutions that equip workers with in-demand job skills.”

Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.2 percent in June, down from 4.3 percent in May. This marks the third month this year that the rate has dipped to 4.2 percent, the lowest rate of unemployment for the state since July 2007. Texas continued to trend below the U.S. unemployment rate of 5.3 percent in June.

“Texas workers have much to offer and many resources at their disposal to find the perfect occupational fit,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Ronny Congleton. “I encourage all Texas job seekers to register with WorkInTexas.com and join the largest free job-matching network in Texas.”

June’s job gains in Service Providing industries were led by the Education and Health Services industry, which added 10,100 positions. Professional and Business Services added 8,300 jobs in June. Gains in the Goods Producing industries were centered in Mining and Logging, which saw an increase of 2,700 jobs during the month.

The Amarillo Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) boasted the lowest unemployment rate in the state in June, a not seasonally adjusted rate of 3.2 percent, followed by the Austin-Round Rock MSA with a rate of 3.3 percent and the Midland MSA which had a rate of 3.4 percent in June.

The Dallas-Irving-Plano MD had a rate of 4.0 percent in June.

Employment estimates released by TWC are produced in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. All estimates are subject to revision. To access this and more employment data, visit tracer2.com.

 

About the Texas Workforce Commission

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is a state agency dedicated to helping Texas employers, workers and communities prosper economically. For details on TWC and the services it offers in coordination with its network of local workforce development boards, call 512-463-8942 or visit texasworkforce.org. There is a Texas Workforce Commission location in McKinney at 1701 W. Eldorado Pkwy., Ste. 250.