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.
Employment by Industry and other local Labor Market data, including historical employment rate data is available on our website, at this link
June Unemployment Figures*
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*U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.