By James Clark | email
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – The nation's unemployment rate stayed the same at 9.6% for September according to numbers released Friday morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The government sector lost 159,000 jobs, including the loss of temporary Census positions. However, private-sector payroll employment rose by 64,000 jobs.
The new Texas numbers including Lubbock are at least a week away. But for August, 138,700 people in Lubbock & Crosby County had a job, while 9,400 were unemployed. Those numbers are likely to improve considerably as we move into the holidays, because of seasonal hiring.
Experts think seasonal hiring on a nationwide level will be better than 2008 and 2009, but not necessarily better than 2007.
KCBD NewsChannel 11 is talking with local companies that are looking for seasonal workers and what it takes for you to stand out from the rest. That story tonight on the news at 6.Copyright 2010 KCBD. All rights reserved.