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Texas jobless rate slips to 5.5 percent in March

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas unemployment rate has slipped to 5.5 percent.

The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday announced the March unemployment figure, compared to a 5.7 percent statewide jobless rate in both January and February.

The latest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Texas compares to a 6.7 percent nationwide jobless rate during March.

The TWC says Texas employers added 9,100 jobs last month - for a total of 310,000 jobs added over the year.

The Midland area had the lowest jobless rate last month across Texas, at 2.7 percent. TWC figures show the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area had the state's highest unemployment rate at 9.4 percent.

Online:

http://www.twc.state.tx.us/

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