AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas unemployment rate has fallen for a sixth consecutive month to 7.1 percent in February as the state had a third straight month of job growth exceeding 20,000 positions. According to Texas Workforce Commission figures released Friday, the jobless rate was down from 7.3 percent in January and has dropped a full percentage point since August. The rate for the Austin area was a full percentage point lower than the statewide figure, and also down from a year ago when the rate was 6.8 percent. “Texas’ job growth over the past year points to a steady and sustained expansion of our state’s economy,” said Texas Workforce Commission Chairman Tom Pauken. “Texas has e Read more…
Brig. Gen. John G. Ferrari, commanding general, White Sands Missile Range, visited the New Mexico State University Physical Science Lab and Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Hangar for a familiarization tour last week.
New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services Cabinet Secretary Timothy Hale also participated in the visit.
“We had a great exchange of information related to the unmanned aircraft program at the university,” said Steve Hottman, associate dean/deputy director of PSL. “Ther