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Texas Unemployment Drops, Adds 22,100 New Jobs in November

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Unemployment Rate Remains Unchanged At 9.6 PercentThe Texas unemployment rate dropped  in November for the third straight monthly decline.

We get more from NEWS 92 FM’s Martha Martinez:

The Texas Workforce Commission says the latest job figure of 6.2 percent compares to 6.6 percent unemployment in October and 6.8 percent in September.

Nationwide, the unemployment rate fell last month  from 7.9 percent in October to 7.7 percent – a four-year low.

The Midland area had the lowest statewide jobless rate for November at 3 percent. The Brownsville-Harlingen area had the highest: 9.7 percent.

TWC officials say Texas employers added 22,100 total nonfarm jobs in November for a total of 278,800 jobs added over the year.

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