AUSTIN -

More people are finding work in Texas. 

The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 6.8 percent in September.  That is down from 7.1 percent in August.  Texas added 21,000 jobs last month.

"We saw encouraging signs in our state's labor market in September and a decrease in the unemployment rate last month," said Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Chairman Andres Alcantar. "Texas continues to add jobs and we now have a record number of people employed in our state."

The industry with the largest gain was in professional and business services.  It grew by 13,600 jobs last month.