October unemployment rate for Southeast Texas decreases to 5.2 percent
The Southeast Texas unemployment rate for October decreased to 5.2 percent, down 0.6 percent from September rate of 5.8 percent. According to the Current Employment Statistics (CES) report from Texas Workforce Commission, the following industry experienced job gains: Government (500); Leisure and Hospitality (300); Mining, Logging, and Construction (200); Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (200); Manufacturing (100); Financial Activities (100); Professional and Business Services (100) and Private Education and Health Services (100). All other industries remained unchanged.
|Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS)/Texas Workforce Commission and Bureau of Labor Statistics|
|Industry Sector||Monthly Increases||Monthly Decreases|
|Leisure and Hospitality||300|
|Mining, Logging, and Construction||200|
|Trade, Transportation, and Utilities||200|
|Professional and Business Services||100|
|Private Education and Health Services||100|
|Source: Current Employment Statistics (CES)/Texas Workforce Commission|
According to a press release from Texas Workforce Commission, Texas continues to experience record-high job growth. The state employed 20,900 people in October, bringing the total number of jobs to 15,162,100. Since October 2022, Lone Star State employment grew by 391,500 positions and continues to lead the nation in number of jobs added over the year.
Inclusion Works 2023 took place on Oct. 26 at the Event Centre in Beaumont, Texas. This event was in honor of National Disability Employer Awareness Month (NDEAM) which celebrates the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities and showcases supportive, inclusive employment policies and practices that benefit employers and employees. The keynote speaker for the event was Dr. Temple Grandin, award-winning author, autism advocate and professor of animal science at Colorado State University.
“We would like to thank all employers, educators and community members that helped make Inclusion Works a special event.” said Mary Hammon, Executive Director of Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas. “We look forward to continuing the work that allows individuals with disabilities to get to work and experience the great opportunities that are available in our region.”
The 10th annual Youth Career Expo is set for Thursday, February 8th, at Ford Park in Beaumont. We are still accepting exhibitors for the event to showcase careers in their industries through hands-on demonstrations. Last year more than 3,400 area high school students attended from schools in Region 5 ESC. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org/lmi-dash/
You can access the latest labor market data available for the Southeast Texas Workforce Development Area and even download raw data and graphs straight from the dashboard. In addition to the latest labor market statistics, the dashboard also includes information on job postings, skills demand and education, skills gaps, education pipeline trends, commuting patterns, and home values.
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