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Dallas Fed: Texas Adds 21,400 Jobs in July; Unemployment Rates Fall in Nine Major Metro Areas

For immediate release: August 16, 2013

DALLAS—Texas added 21,400 jobs in July, according to seasonally adjusted and benchmarked payroll employment numbers released today by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

Year to date, Texas has added 131,900 jobs. The state added 12,600 jobs in June.

Unemployment rates fell in nine major Texas metro areas in July, according to seasonally adjusted numbers from the Dallas Fed. Major metro areas with the biggest declines in unemployment rate were Brownsville-Harlingen and El Paso.

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.

Next Release Date: Sept. 20



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