AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas unemployment rate dropped to 6.2% in November for the third straight monthly decline.
The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday announced the latest job figure compares to 6.6% unemployment in October and 6.8% in September.
Commissioner Ronny Congleton says Texas is showing sustained economic strength.
The nationwide unemployment rate last month fell to 7.7% - a 4-year low - from 7.9% in October.
The Midland area had the lowest statewide jobless rate for November at 3%. The Brownsville-Harlingen area had the state's highest unemployment at 9.7%.
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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