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Texas unemployment rate falls to 8.6 percent in June

​AUSTIN – The Texas economy added 225,200 nonfarm jobs in June, pushing the unemployment rate down to 8.6 percent, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. 

This is the second consecutive monthly decrease and the lowest rate since Texas’ economy was initially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in March. 

In the private sector, 243,900 jobs were created. 

The national unemployment rate is 11.1 percent, also down from May.

​Amarillo had the lowest nonseasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the state at 6 percent. Odessa had the highest at 13 percent.

All employment sectors had seasonally adjusted job losses since June 2019 except for the financial activities industry, which saw no change. Mining and logging had the largest job loss with employment falling 24 percent. 

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