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Lone Star labor market continues to recover

​​AUSTIN – The Texas unemployment rate fell to 6.9 percent in October from 8.3 percent in September, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. The Texas rate matched​ the national unemployment rate.

​Texas added 118,100 nonfarm positions over the month. The private sector added 136,300 jobs during that same period.​

Amarillo had the lowest nonseasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the state at 4.4​​ percent. Odessa had the highest at 11.4 percent. 

Most sectors had seasonally adjusted job losses since October 2019. Financial activities and professional and business services were the exceptions, each growing 1 percent. Mining and logging had the largest job loss with employment falling 20.5 percent. 

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