AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas unemployment rate held steady in May at 4.4 percent.

The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday reported the statewide jobless average last month remained the same as the April figure. Nationwide unemployment for May was 4.7 percent.

A TWC statement says Amarillo had the lowest jobless rate in Texas last month at 2.8 percent. The McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area had the highest statewide unemployment rate at 7.0 percent.

Commission officials say Texas has added an estimated 171,800 seasonally adjusted jobs over the past year.


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