Texas Unemployment Rate Dips
Texas unemployment in December was down to 7.8%, the lowest since 2009. November’s rate was 8.1%. The Texas Workforce Commission says the big job gains were in leisure and hospitality, but government – which had generally been in layoff mode – added more than ten thousand jobs.
Lisa Givens, with the Workforce Commission says the Dallas-Plano-Irving sector is sharing lower unemployment figures, but actually LOST more jobs last month than it gained.