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Another round of showers scheduled later this afternoon. Moisture levels will remain rather high for the next few days with scattered showers and thunderstorms possible. Some of the heaviest activity will likely be around the end of the week. With more clouds and scattered showers, temperatures will be cooler for afternoon highs.
June unemployment in Texas remains at 6.5 percent
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The June unemployment rate for Texas held steady from May at 6.5 percent.
The Texas Workforce Commission announced Friday that the statewide seasonally adjusted figure compares to the U.S. jobless rate of 7.6 percent last month.
TWC officials in Austin say Texas added 5,800 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in June for a total of about 303,000 jobs added since a year ago.
Chairman Andres Alcantar says economic growth in Texas has proven to be diverse, consistent and long term.
The Midland area had the lowest June unemployment rate statewide at 3.7 percent. The McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area had the highest jobless rate last month at 11.6 percent.