Texas unemployment rate slips to 4.2 percent during March

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas unemployment rate slipped to 4.2 percent in March for the seventh straight month of declines.

The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday announced the figure is down slightly from February unemployment of 4.3 percent.

The nationwide jobless rate was 5.5 percent in March.

TWC officials in Austin say last month's unemployment rate for Texas was the lowest since July 2007. Texas has added 327,500 jobs in the past year.

Midland had the lowest average jobless rate for Texas during March at 2.9 percent. The Texas Workforce Commission reports the state's highest unemployment rate was the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area at 7.5 percent.

Online:

http://www.twc.state.tx.us/

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