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Texas National Park tourism creates $173.4 million in economic benefit

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that the 3,482,052 visitors to Texas national parks in 2013 spent $173.4 million and supported 2,374 jobs in the state.

Texas adds 19,100 jobs in June

The Texas economy added 19,100 seasonally-adjusted total nonfarm jobs in June for a total of 371,000 jobs added since June 2013. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady in June at 5.1 percent, down from 6.4 percent a year ago. Texas’ unemployment rate remained below the nation’s June unemployment rate of 6.1 percent.

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