One last round of scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms is possible in the Brazos Valley through midnight. A few storms could be strong to severe, with damaging winds & hail being a concern. An isolated, brief tornado threat cannot be ruled out. Highest potential for severe weather is over the Northeastern Corner of the Brazos Valley.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The Texas unemployment rate for June held steady at 5.1 percent.
The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday said last month's seasonally adjusted figure matched the May unemployment rate. Texas had recorded declines in statewide unemployment during March, April and May.
The nationwide jobless rate for June was 6.1 percent.
TWC officials say the Texas economy added 19,100 seasonally-adjusted total nonfarm jobs in June for a total of 371,000 jobs added in the past year.
The Midland area had the lowest statewide jobless rate in June at 2.9 percent, with neighboring Odessa at 3.6 percent unemployment.
TWC figures show the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area had the state's highest jobless rate in June at 9.6 percent.
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