Texas Unemployment Drops To 6.5%

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Texas unemployment is dropping again. The Texas Workforce Commission announced today last month's unemployment rate was 6.5%, down a tick from May. Texas added almost 56,000 jobs in June, mostly in the leisure and hospitality and professional and business services sectors. 

TWC Chair Brian Daniel says it's proof the state is open for business.

“The Texas economy is booming. Businesses are investing in the Lone Star State at a record pace because we've built a framework that allows free enterprise to flourish and hardworking Texans to prosper,” said Governor Greg Abbott. “The June jobs report shows that our young, growing, and skilled workforce has forged a diversified and resilient economy, with Texas employers adding back more than 1.1 million jobs since the end of April 2020, the peak pandemic impact on jobs. That surge in hiring continues today with as many jobs posted on TWC’s job sites as Texans looking for work. I encourage every Texan looking for new or better employment to use the free job matching resources available to them from TWC, because Texas works when Texans work.”

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