AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR / KCIT) – According to the Texas Workforce Commission, the Amarillo Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) recorded the lowest November unemployment rate among Texas MSAs with an unadjusted rate of 3.1 %.
The TWC said the Texas labor market surpassed its previous pre-pandemic employment record in February 2020 of 12,970,000 jobs, reaching 12,998,200 total non-farm jobs in November 2021.
According to the TWC, Texas has created a total of 698,700 jobs since November 2020. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.2%, down 0.2 percentage points from October 2021. .
“Texas continues to reach unprecedented milestones thanks to our unwavering commitment to economic freedom and our young, skilled, growing and diverse workforce,” said Governor Greg Abbott.
In November, the professional and business services industry gained 22,900 jobs during the month. Leisure and hospitality added 12,500 jobs. Financial activities added 9,300 jobs, the TWC said.
“Achieving this important job creation milestone in Texas shows the strength of our economy,” said TWC Chairman Bryan Daniel. “The Lone Star State continues to create opportunities for success for Texans and TWC has many resources to help employers and job seekers succeed in our state. “
“Texas is not only a great place to live, but a great place to find a career, and we are now past a milestone in employment,” said the TWC commissioner representing Labor, Julian Alvarez. “We continue to add positions month after month to our job market, and TWC is here to help job seekers with the training and career development tools they need to be successful.”