Significant Decrease in Texas Unemployment Rate in July

In July, Texas' unemployment rate falls to 6.2 percent, a decrease of 0.3 percent from June 2021, adding 80,900 total nonagricultural jobs over the month | Photo by Tyler Franta on Unsplash

The Texas Commission Force is a state agency whose main mission is to help Texas employers, workers, and communities to prosper economically. They release employment estimates in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

During the month of July, the Amarillo Metropolitan Statistical Area recorded the lowest unemployment rate (4.0 percent) among Texas MSAs, followed by the Austin-Round Rock MSA (4.2 percent) and the Sherman-Denison MSA (4.6 percent).

“Continued job growth across the state is great news for Texans,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Julian Alvarez. “For those seeking new career opportunities, TWC is here to continue providing resources like job matching services through MyTXCareer.com and WorkInTexas.com, skills training through Metrix Learning, and free hospitality industry certifications through the Restaurant Recovery Initiative.”

Texas added 80,900 total nonagricultural jobs over the month of July making gains in 14 of the last 15 months. As the unemployment rate continues to decrease, Texas added a total of 714,800 jobs since July 2020.

Last month, Professional and Business Services employment gained 11,500 jobs. The Manufacturing industry added 8,300 positions, and the Leisure and Hospitality industry continued to grow with 20,600 additional jobs.

“Texas has career opportunities for job seekers and the Texas Workforce Commission continues to provide and improve on programs and tools to help people succeed,” said TCW Chairman Bryan Daniel. “Our resources, including our focus on ending the middle skills gap in the state, help ensure skilled workers for every Texas employer and upward mobility and career opportunities for all Texans.”

You can access TWC’s website and more data about employment in Texas by visiting: https://twc.texas.gov/

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