Recent Press Releases

Current Press Releases

January 11, 2019 - South Texas College Receives Job-Training Grants Totaling Over $1.3 Million for Healthcare and Technology Training

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has awarded South Texas College three individual grants: a $249,096 Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant; a $655,153 Skills Development Fund (Skills) grant to a health care consortium; and a $409,890 Skills grant to a manufacturing consortium. The grants will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions areas of Lower Rio Grande Valley, Middle Rio Grande, and South Texas. Read more about the South Texas College Job-Training grants in the press release.

January 7, 2019 - Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Mourns Passing of Executive Director Larry Temple

AUSTIN ⎯ With deep sadness, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) announces the passing of its Executive Director Larry Temple, who died Saturday morning at the age of 66. Mr. Temple faithfully served the state of Texas for over two decades, from 1997 until 2019. Read more about Mr. Temple in the press release.

January 4, 2019 -  Take Charge of Business at the Texas Business Conferences

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has announced its 2019 Texas Business Conference schedule with 13 locations available throughout the state. The conferences offer employers and human resource professionals the opportunity to learn about new employment laws, network with peers, talk one-on-one with employment attorneys, and earn education credits. Read more about the TBC Conference in the press release.

December 21, 2018 - Texas' Unemployment Rate Remains at Historic Low 3.7 Percent

AUSTIN ⎯ Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment was 3.7 percent in November, remaining at the same historic 42-year low it was in October. The Texas economy added 14,000 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in November. Annual employment growth for Texas was 3.0 percent in November, marking 103 consecutive months of annual growth. Read more about the November labor market in the press release.

December 6, 2018 - Average Unemployment Insurance Tax Rates Decrease for Texas Employers

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) today announced the average unemployment insurance (UI) tax rate for all employers will be 1.25 percent for Calendar Year (CY) 2019, dropping from 1.37 percent in CY 2018 to its lowest point since 2009. The average tax rate for experience-rated employers is 1.06 percent for CY 2019, and is down from 1.20 percent in CY 2018. Read more about the 2019 tax rates in the press release.

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Press Release Audio Downloads

  • November 2018 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (English)November 2018 Labor Market Data English AudioNovember 2018 Labor Market Data English Audio Text PDF
  • November 2018 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (Spanish)November 2018 Labor Market Data Spanish AudioNovember 2018 Labor Market Data Spanish Audio Text PDF
  • October 2018 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Robert ThomasOctober 2018 Labor Market Data AudioOctober 2018 Labor Market Data Audio Text PDF
  • September 2018 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Julian AlvarezSeptember 2018 Labor Market Data AudioSeptember 2018 Labor Market Data Audio Text PDF
  • August 2018 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (English)August 2018 Labor Market Data English AudioAugust 2018 Labor Market Data English Audio Text PDF
  • August 2018 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (Spanish)August 2018 Labor Market Data Spanish AudioAugust 2018 Labor Market Data Spanish Audio Text PDF
  • July 2018 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Julian AlvarezJuly 2018 Labor Market Data AudioJuly 2018 Labor Market Data Audio Text PDF
  • June 2018 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (English)June 2018 Labor Market Data English AudioJune 2018 Labor Market Data English Audio Text PDF
  • June 2018 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (Spanish)June 2018 Labor Market Data Spanish AudioJune 2018 Labor Market Data Spanish Audio Text PDF
  • May 2018 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Julian AlvarezMay 2018 Labor Market Data AudioMay 2018 Labor Market Data Audio Text PDF
  • April 2018 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (English)April 2018 Labor Market Data English AudioApril 2018 Labor Market Data English Audio Text PDF
  • April 2018 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (Spanish)April 2018 Labor Market Data Spanish AudioApril 2018 Labor Market Data Spanish Audio Text PDF
  • March 2018 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Julian AlvarezMarch 2018 Labor Market Data AudioMarch 2018 Labor Market Data Audio Text PDF
  • February 2018 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (English)February 2018 Labor Market Data English AudioFebruary 2018 Labor Market Data English Audio Text PDF
  • February 2018 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (Spanish)February 2018 Labor Market Data Spanish AudioFebruary 2018 Labor Market Data Spanish Audio Text PDF
  • January 2018 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Julian AlvarezJanuary 2018 Labor Market Data AudioJanuary 2018 Labor Market Data Audio Text PDF
  • December 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (English)December 2017 Labor Market Data English AudioDecember 2017 Labor Market Data English Audio Text PDF
  • December 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (Spanish)December 2017 Labor Market Data Spanish AudioDecember 2017 Labor Market Data Spanish Audio Text PDF
  • November 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (English)November 2017 Labor Market Data English AudioNovember 2017 Labor Market Data English Audio Text PDF
  • November 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (Spanish)November 2017 Labor Market Data Spanish AudioNovember 2017 Labor Market Data Spanish Audio Text PDF
  • October 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (English)October 2017 Labor Market Data English AudioOctober 2017 Labor Market Data English Audio Text PDF
  • October 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Ruth Hughs (Spanish)October 2017 Labor Market Data Spanish AudioOctober 2017 Labor Market Data Spanish Audio Text PDF
  • September 2017 Labor Market Data - Presented by TWC Commissioner Julian AlvarezSeptember 2017 Labor Market Data AudioSeptember 2017 Labor Market Data Audio Text PDF

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