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Dallas Fed: Texas Adds 31,300 Jobs in April; Unemployment Rates Rise in Eight of Nine Major Metro Areas

For immediate release: May 17, 2013

DALLASTexas added 31,300 jobs in April, according to seasonally adjusted and benchmarked payroll employment numbers released today by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

Year to date, Texas has added 87,300 jobs. The state lost 8,600 jobs in March.
Unemployment rates rose in eight of nine major metro areas in Texas, according to seasonally adjusted numbers from the Dallas Fed. Austin’s unemployment rate remained unchanged.

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 are also seasonally adjusted by the Dallas Fed.

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