The latest on Texas’ hottest jobs

The latest jobs numbers released by the Texas Department of Industry and Trade show that the unemployment rate fell from 5.8 percent to 4.5 percent last week, the lowest rate since the recession began.

The unemployment rate for July is now 4.6 percent.

Texas has been experiencing a series of extreme heat and drought conditions, which has resulted in a rise in the unemployment in recent weeks.

The state experienced a total of 9.9 million jobs lost in the last 12 months, according to data released on Thursday.