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Dallas Fed: Texas Added 17,800 Jobs in June; Unemployment Rates Fall in Eight of Nine Major Metro Areas

For immediate release: July 17, 2015

DALLASTexas added 17,800 jobs in June, according to seasonally adjusted and benchmarked payroll employment numbers released today by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

The state added a revised 19,500 jobs in May. Through the first six months of 2015, jobs have grown at an annualized pace of 1.2 percent after growing 3.6 percent in 2014.

Unemployment rate movements fell in eight of nine major Texas metro areas in June, according to seasonally adjusted numbers from the Dallas Fed. The unemployment rate in the Fort Worth–Arlington area remained unchanged in June at 3.9 percent.

The Dallas Fed improves the Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) payroll employment estimates for Texas by incorporating preliminary benchmarks into the data in a more timely manner and by using a two-step seasonal adjustment technique. Texas metropolitan area unemployment rates from the BLS also are seasonally adjusted by the Dallas Fed.

The Dallas Fed also offers seasonally adjusted employment data by industry at the state and metro levels for Texas.

Next Release Date: August 21

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Media contact:
Alex Johnson
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Phone: 214-922-5288
Email: Alex.Johnson@dal.frb.org