Texas Poised for Solid Economic Start to 2020

It looks like its shaping up to be a solid 2020 for the Texas economy, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Brian Daniel, who heads the Texas Workforce Commission, says the Texas economy created 37,000 new jobs in November, the 115th straight month of gains

The state's unemployment rate remained at 3.4%, the lowest since they started tracking the figure in the seventies.

|We are like 2.7% growth in new jobs year and that indicates a healthy underlying economy," he said.

Daniel says the growth is broad-based and not just centered on one sector, like oil and gas or services.

"We are seeing growth across sectors in a broad based and that sort gives indication to the underlying strength of the states' economic growth."

He says completely unrelated sectors are seeing strong growth, with is always an indication of strength.

Daniel says Texas was one of only six states to add jobs in November.

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