The unemployment rate in the Lone Star State has hit the lowest point since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking it in 1976. The unemployment rate in May of 2019 was 3.5%, dropping from 3.7% in April. 19,600 non-farm jobs were added in May, 8,100 of which were professional and business services. The Midland metro area led the state with a non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of just 1.7%.

You can view more in depth data on the Texas economy and employment situation on the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ website here: