State unemployment rate rises in May - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


State unemployment rate rises in May

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Good and bad news for our state and local economy. The good news is for Lubbock, and the bad news for Texas as the state's unemployment rate jumped to 7.1% for the month of May.

The Texas Workforce Commission says that number is up .5% from April. But according to the latest numbers, Lubbock has the lowest unemployment rate in the state with 4.6%, followed closely by Amarillo with 4.7%.

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