Southeast Texas Labor Market Information Overview - November 2019
Southeast Texas' unemployment rate for November was 5.2 percent, just
slightly higher than October's rate of 5.0 percent. Data from the Bureau of
Labor Statistics (BLS) indicates decline in several local industries:
"Although we experienced a slight uptick in unemployment, the Southeast Texas
economy is positioned to generate many jobs in the next several months,"
commented Marilyn Smith. "Our objective is to continue to assist job seekers
wanting to improve their skills and take advantage of the high wage/high demand
jobs projected for our area."
- Mining, Logging and Construction
- Financial Activities
- Education and Health Services
- Leisure and Hospitality
- Professional Business Services
Positive job growth was indicated in other industries in Southeast Texas
including the Retail Trade/General Merchandise Stores sector, Transportation,
Warehousing and Utilities and Local Government.
The state of Texas continues to experience high employment overall and
3.4 percent unemployment rate (seasonally adjusted) in November.
Detailed labor market information and reports, including wages per industry sector for Southeast Texas, are available at
November Unemployment Figures*
Go to the
Labor Market and Career Information (LMCI),
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data regarding careers, educational training options and jobs.
*U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.