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Texas now at 25 straight months of job growth

August 17, 2018

Texas employers added 23,500 jobs in July, marking 25 months of consecutive growth.

The statewide unemployment rate held steady at 4.0 percent.

“Thanks to the innovation and expansion by employers in a wide range of industries, Texans continued to be offered more opportunities to demonstrate their first-class skills and start a career in the nation’s number one state for business,” said Texas Workforce Commission Chair Ruth Ruggero Hughs.

Construction was the top industry for job growth with 10,500 added positions, with other strong sectors including trade, transportation and utilities with 7,500 added workers, education and health services with 6,400 workers, and leisure and hospitality adding 5,700.

The state has seen 372,700 jobs added for the year.

lbrezosky@express-news.net

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