Texas Unemployment Continues To Drop

The Texas Workforce Commission reports the state added several jobs in March.

Texas added 10,900 jobs in March, marking the 20th consecutive month of growth in the state's total non farm employment, which now stands at 10,741,700 positions.

Texas added 245,700 jobs over the year for an annual job growth rate of 2.3 percent.

Private sector employers in Texas added 8,000 jobs over the month, totaling 300,600 private sector job gains over the year for an annual growth rate of 3.5 percent.

The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 7.0 percent in March, marking the seventh consecutive month of decline.

March's unemployment rate was down from 7.1 percent in February, and from 8.0 percent a year ago. Texas' unemployment rate is significantly below the national unemployment rate of 8.2 percent."