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July 2019 ι VOLUME 10 ι ISSUE 5
Southeast Texas Labor Market Information Overview - June 2019
Southeast Texas' unemployment rate for June 2019 was 5.6 percent, .7 percent higher than May. The largest job decline was in the State Government sector, where it is estimated school teachers and other education professionals with 1-year contacts left the rolls of school districts in the workforce development area. Other local industry sectors experiencing job loss in June include Retail Trade, Professional and Business Services, and Other Services.

The local manufacturing industry sector added 500 jobs during June, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This industry includes an array of subsectors including Textile Product Mills, Paper Manufacturing, Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing, Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing, Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing, and Chemical Manufacturing, just to name a few.

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Employment by Industry and other local Labor Market data, including historical employment rate data is available on our website, at this link https://setworks.org/labor-market-information/ .

June Unemployment Figures*

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Area
Texas
Beaumont-Port Arthur
Southeast Texas

Hardin County
Jefferson County
Orange County
Newton County

Beaumont
Port Arthur
June 2019
3.6%
5.6%
5.6%

4.8%
5.9%
5.1%
6.3%

5.3%
8.3%
May 2019
2.9%
4.5%
4.5%

3.8%
4.8%
4.2%
5.0%

4.3%
7.0%
June 2018
4.2%
6.3%
6.3%

5.5%
6.6%
5.8%
6.8%

5.9%
9.2%


*U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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