Lubbock unemployment numbers released for April 2010 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/21/10

Lubbock unemployment numbers released for April 2010

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The Texas Workforce Commission has released the latest unemployment numbers for Lubbock, and the number did not change from last month.

The Amarillo and Midland were tied for the lowest unemployment rate in the state at 5.6 percent. College Station-Bryan and Lubbock also tied for the second lowest unemployment rate in April at 5.9 percent, followed by Abilene at 6.3 percent.

Texas total nonagricultural employment grew for the fourth consecutive month gaining 32,500 jobs in April. Texas employers have added 79,000 jobs since the beginning of 2010. The Texas seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose slightly to 8.3 percent in April, up from 8.2 percent in March, and continued to trend well below the U.S. seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April of 9.9 percent. The Texas Civilian Labor Force grew by another 51,000 workers in April. More Texans are employed than ever before at 11.2 million workers.

The April 2009 unemployment rate was 4.6%.

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