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Austin, Dallas and Houston Still in “Jobs Growth Mode,” According to TWC

Texas three remain strong. According to the Texas Workforce Commission,  Austin, Dallas and Houston all experienced solid employment numbers for May.  Austin recorded an unemployment rate of 2.9%.  Dallas recorded an unemployment rate of 3.4% (Dallas / Plano – 3.4% Fort Worth / Arlington 3.7%). Houston recorded 4.8%.  Overall Texas added 171,800 jobs and overall unemployment remained unchanged …

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Department of Labor Issues New Overtime Rules

 On May 18, 2016, President Obama and Secretary Perez announced the publication of the Department of Labor’s final rule updating the overtime regulations, which will automatically extend overtime pay protections to over 4 million workers within the first year of implementation. This long-awaited update will result in a meaningful boost to many workers’ wallets, and …

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