AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas unemployment rate for July held steady at 4.2 percent.

The Texas Workforce Commission said Friday that last month's jobless number mirrors the 4.2 percent rate for June. The nationwide unemployment rate for July was 5.3 percent.

Midland had the lowest jobless rate in Texas last month at 3.3 percent. Commission authorities say the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area had the highest unemployment statewide at 8.1 percent.

TWC officials say Texas added jobs for the fourth consecutive month, with 31,400 more seasonally adjusted nonagricultural jobs in July.