Texas jobless rate up but Lubbock is lowest in the state - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/22/09

Texas jobless rate up but Lubbock is lowest in the state

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The state's unemployment rate jumped to 7.1 percent in May, however, Lubbock's numbers are the lowest in the state with 4.6 percent.

The Texas Workforce Commission says the number is up from a revised 6.6 percent metro jobless rate in April.

Following are the preliminary May jobless rates for local areas in Texas, with revised April numbers in parentheses. The local figures are not seasonally adjusted.

  • Abilene 5.2 (4.8)
  • Amarillo 4.7 (4.1)
  • Austin-Round Rock 6.1 (5.8)
  • Beaumont-Port Arthur 9.1 (8.2)
  • Brownsville-Harlingen 9.0 (8.4)
  • College Station-Bryan 4.9 (4.5)
  • Corpus Christi 6.6 (5.9)
  • Dallas-Plano-Irving 7.2 (6.6)
  • El Paso 8.3 (7.6)
  • Fort Worth-Arlington 7.1 (6.6)
  • Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown 6.9 (6.3)
  • Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood 6.1 (5.6)
  • Laredo 7.8 (7.2)
  • Longview 6.9 (6.2)
  • Lubbock 4.6 (4.2)
  • McAllen-Edinburg-Mission 9.4 (8.9)
  • Midland 5.2 (4.5)
  • Odessa 7.8 (6.6)
  • San Angelo 5.8 (5.5)
  • San Antonio 5.8 (5.4)
  • Sherman-Denison 7.4 (6.9)
  • Texarkana 5.8 (5.2)
  • Tyler 7.0 (6.4)
  • Victoria 6.8 (6.1)
  • Waco 6.0 (5.5)
  • Wichita Falls 6.7 (6.2)

Source: The Associated Press.

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