The Texas economy continues to grow faster than the U.S. The state gained 294,200 nonagricultural jobs from April 2018 to April 2019, an annual growth rate of 2.4 percent. The nongovernment sector added 283,000 jobs, an annual growth rate of 2.7 percent. Texas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in April 2019 was 3.7 percent, lower than the 4 percent rate in April 2018. The nation's rate decreased from 3.9 to 3.6 percent.
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