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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