Houston’S Unemployment Rate Improves To 7.7% In October Rate Is 2.1% Down From 9.6% In September

Houston’s economy added 38,700 jobs in October and the not-seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for October dropped to 7.7-percent from 9.6-percent in September, according to data released this morning by Workforce Solutions. The statewide unemployment rate also improved to 6.9-percent from September’s 8.3-percent, aligning the state’s rate with the national unemployment rate of 6.9-percent. The primary drivers of (NSA) growth for October included increases in Trade, Transportation, and Utilities, which added 7,800 jobs. Gains in this sector […]