Governor Greg Abbott recently announced that Texas led the nation for job growth in June; however, Austin’s unemployment rate increased.

In a statement Friday, Abbott said employers added 82,500 jobs over the previous month, and Texas set a new employment record for the eighth consecutive month with 13,431,100 total jobs and 778,700 added jobs since June 2021.

The unemployment data for Austin released by the Texas Workforce Commission was not seasonally adjusted, the agency said.

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