Texas unemployment rate fell to 6.2% in July 2021 | KLBK | KAMC
AUSTIN, Texas (press release) – The following is a press release from the Texas Workforce Commission:
Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in July was 6.2%, down 0.3 percentage points from June 2021. Texas created a total of 80,900 non-farm jobs during the month, achieving gains in 14 of the last 15 months. Texas has created a total of 714,800 jobs since July 2020.
“Texas offers career opportunities for job seekers and the Texas Workforce Commission continues to provide and improve programs and tools to help people succeed,” said TWC President Bryan Daniel. “Our resources, including our focus on closing the intermediate skills gap in the state, help ensure skilled workers for every Texas employer and upward mobility and career opportunities for all Texans.”
In July, the leisure and hospitality industry continued to grow, creating 20,600 jobs. Employment in professional and business services increased by 11,500 positions during the month. The manufacturing industry added 8,300 jobs.
“The continued job growth statewide is great news for Texans,” said TWC Labor Commissioner Julian Alvarez. “For those looking for new career opportunities, TWC is here to continue providing resources such as job search services through MyTXCareer.com and WorkInTexas.com, job training through Metrix Learning and free certifications from the hospitality industry through the Restaurant Recovery Initiative. “
The Amarillo Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) recorded the lowest July unemployment rate among Texas MSAs with an unseasonably adjusted rate of 4.0%, followed by the Austin-Round Rock MSA at 4 , 2% and the Sherman-Denison MSA at 4.6%.
“Our declining unemployment rate is a real testament to the resilience of our Texas employers as they continue to grow, adapt and serve their clients safely,” said Aaron Demerson, employer representative of TWC. “As we continue throughout the year, my office is committed to helping our Texas employers meet the unique challenges of running a business through our Employer Helpline at 1-800-832-9394. ”
The employment estimates published by TWC are produced in cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the US Department of Labor. All estimates are subject to revision. To access this and more employment data, visit TexasLMI.com.
Texas labor market and career information data for August is expected to be released on Friday, September 17, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. (CDT).
(Texas Workforce Commission press release)