AUSTIN (KTRK) -- Texas added jobs in September for the seventh month of job growth in 2015. The state added 26,600 nonfarm seasonally adjusted jobs as it rebounded from a revised decrease of 3,400 jobs in August. Over the year, Texas employers have increased their payrolls by 224,800 positions since September of 2014.
"With the Texas economy continuing to generate a steady growth of jobs, our employers and jobseekers have a definite competitive advantage when seeking the many opportunities available in our Lone Star State," said TWC Chairman Andres Alcantar. "Such opportunities are reflected across the diverse mix of industries that have created 224,800 jobs over the past year."
Texas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate ticked up to 4.2 percent in September from 4.1 percent in August. The state continues to trend well below the national unemployment rate of 5.1 percent.
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