According to the Texas Workforce Commission, Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate hit a new record low at 3.8 percent. This is a decrease from 3.9 percent in August 2018 and is now the lowest unemployment rate the state has seen in four decades. Annual employment growth for Texas was 3.3 percent in September, marking 27 consecutive months of annual growth.
The Texas economy added 15,600 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in September including the following industries:
- Construction – +3,000 jobs
- Manufacturing – +2,800 jobs
- Mining and Logging – +2,600 jobs
- Financial Activities – +5,800 jobs
- Professional and Business Services – +2,500 jobs
- Trade, Transportation, and Utilities – + 2,100 jobs