Over 19,000 jobs added to Texas economy in July
AUSTIN, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — The Texas economy added 19,900 seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs in July for a total of 293,000 jobs added since July 2012. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady in July at 6.5 percent. Texas’ unemployment rate remained below the nation’s July unemployment rate of 7.4 percent.
This was the sixth monthly gain in the past seven months for Financial Activities. The monthly growth brings the over-the-year total jobs added in the industry to 19,000.
Information employment surged in July with the addition of 4,800 positions. This industry has grown by 6,300 jobs over the last year for an annual growth rate of 3.2 percent. Trade, Transportation, and Utilities also saw positive job gains over the month in Texas, adding 3,200 jobs for a total of 53,000 jobs added over the year.
To view the Civilian Labor Force Estimates for Texas Metropolitan Statistical Areas view the attached PDF.