May 20, 2011

Texas Continues Leading Nation Unemployment Drops To 8 Percent

Austin Texas (May 20, 2011)  The Texas unemployment rate dropped for the third consecutive month to 8.0 percent in April as another 32,900 nonfarm jobs were added, the state employment agency said Friday.

Jobs grew for the seventh consecutive month, and Texas has added more than 86,000 positions since the start of the year, according to Texas Workforce Commission figures.