Texas Adds 28,900 Jobs in April: Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.7 Percent, Returning to All-Time Record Low Last Held in Late 2018

1 Jun 2019

AUSTIN - Growth in the Texas economy continued in April, with 28,900 seasonally adjusted nonfarm positions added over the month. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell once more to 3.7 percent, returning to an all-time record low last held in December of 2018. April marked the 108th consecutive month of annual growth for total nonfarm employment.

“Our state’s ongoing success is linked to the innovation and competitiveness of employers in a range of industries providing Texans more opportunities to demonstrate their world-class skills,” said TWC Chair and Commissioner Representing Employers Ruth R. Hughs. “In fact, Chief Executive Magazine has named Texas the Best State for Business for the 15th year in a row.”

Private sector employers added 283,000 jobs over the year. Private annual employment growth was at 2.7 percent in April and has held above 2.0 percent since October 2017.

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