A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING has been issued for Milam and Robertson counties until 5:15pm. A TORNADO WATCH has been issued for Milam and Robertson Counties until 6pm. and Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Houston, Lee, Madison, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller, and Washington Counties. until 10pm. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for Milam, Robertson, Leon Counties until 9pm Monday, for Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Houston, Madison, Montgomery,San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller, and Washington Counties until 12am Tuesday, and for Lee county until 1am Tuesday. A FLASH FLOOD WARNING is in effect for Lee county until 6:15pm, and Milam and Robertson counties until 7:30pm. An additional widespread 1" to 3" rain accumulations are possible through the evening, with locally higher amounts possible.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Unemployment across Texas held steady at 5.1 percent in July.
The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday announced last month's jobless figure matches the state's unemployment rates for May and June.
Nationwide unemployment in July rose slightly to 6.2 percent.
TWC officials say the Texas economy showed steady growth in July, adding 46,600 seasonally-adjusted nonfarm jobs. The statewide economy has expanded by 396,200 jobs in the past year, a 3.5 percent annual growth rate.
The Midland area had the lowest unemployment rate in Texas last month at 2.9 percent. The July jobless rate for neighboring Odessa was 3.6 percent.
The McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area had the highest statewide unemployment at 9.9 percent, according to TWC figures.
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