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In October, the seasonally adjusted Texas unemployment rate was 5.4%, a decrease of 0.2 percentage points from September 2021. Texas added 56,600 total nonagricultural jobs over the month, making gains in 17 of the last 18 months. Texas added a total of 661,300 jobs since October 2020.

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In June, the seasonally adjusted Texas unemployment rate was 6.5%, down 0.1 percentage points from a revised rate of 6.6% in May 2021. Texas added 55,800 total nonagricultural jobs over the month, making gains in 13 of the last 14 months. Texas added a total of 654,200 jobs since June 2020.

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Following the continued economic recovery in Texas and the announcement of Texas opting out of certain Federal Pandemic Unemployment benefits, the Texas Workforce Commission is ending job refusal guidance associated with the COVID-19 emergency orders.

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In April, the seasonally adjusted Texas unemployment rate was 6.7%, down 0.2 percentage points from March 2021. Texas added 13,000 total nonagricultural jobs over the month, making gains in 11 of the last 12 months. 

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In March, the seasonally adjusted Texas unemployment rate was 6.9 percent, unchanged from February 2021. Texas gained 99,000 total nonagricultural jobs over the month, marking gains in 10 of the last 11 months. 

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In February, the seasonally adjusted Texas unemployment rate was 6.9%, up from 6.8% in January 2020. Texas lost 27,500 total nonagricultural jobs over the month, the first decrease in ten months.

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Texas added 64,200 total nonagricultural jobs over the month, marking the eighth consecutive month of job growth in Texas. The Texas unemployment rate for December 2020 was 7.2%, down from 8.1% in November 2020.

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The Texas unemployment rate rose to 8.3% in September, after dipping from the high of 13.5% in April 2020 when the peak of COVID-19 impacts occurred. The increase was due to the civilian labor force shrinking as the number of individuals actively looking for work contracted, while the unemployed rose.