November 2020 Labor Market Information Overview
Despite positive job growth in Mining, Logging and Construction and the Manufacturing
industries in Southeast Texas for November, the unemployment rate rose to 11.8 percent,
up from the 9.9 percent rate reported for October. The unemployment data comes to each
workforce board in Texas from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and the Bureau of
Labor Statistics (BLS).
November data indicated several industry sectors in the Service-Providing supersector
experienced positive job growth:
among the 28 workforce development boards
in Texas with 2,850 UI claims as of December 14, 2020. The
Top Five UI Claim
Industries for Jefferson, Orange, and Hardin counties are as follows:
- Wholesale Trade
- Retail Trade
- General Merchandise Stores
- Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities
- Financial Activities
"We expect fluctuations in the job market in Southeast Texas over the next few months",
stated Marilyn Smith, executive director. "However, some of our industries are slowly
increasing their staffing levels, such as retail and restaurants. Our staff continues to
partner with various employers to recruit applicants via virtual job fairs and hiring events."
- Oil and gas pipeline construction
- All other non-residential trade contractors
- Industrial building construction
- Commercial machinery repair and maintenance
- Limited-service restaurants
Please visit our
Labor Market Information page for access to current and historical
employment data for Southeast Texas.
November Unemployment Figures*
Go to the
Labor Market and Career Information (LMCI),
site and get access to reliable and informative
data regarding careers, educational training options and jobs.
*U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.