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Texas employment jumped 38,300 in September

increase_valueTexas added 38,300 net new jobs in September, leading the nation in job growth, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged up to 4.8 percent in September from 4.7 percent in August. The national unemployment rate for September is 5 percent.

Texas led the nation with a 38,300 boost to payrolls, followed by a 30,000 advance in California, Bloomberg News reported, citing figures from the Labor Department. The tourism industry statewide had the largest gains with 17,900 new jobs. Professional and business services employment rose by 6,000 jobs last month. Construction employment went up for the third straight month by adding 3,400 jobs.

The San Antonio area added 6,700 jobs to its employment base in September from the August level, the commission said. San Antonio’s non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained level at 4.1 percent as the number of people looking for work fell by just 200 from the month before.

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