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8/15/02

Job Market Improving in Lubbock

In a sign of good times for the Lubbock economy, the unemployment rate was down last month. The rate fell from 3.8% in June to 3.6% in July. Only Bryan-College Station had a lower rate at 2.2%. McAllen had the highest rate at 13.3%.

As proof of the improving job market, more than 120 jobs are coming to Lubbock. At a news conference Thursday morning, Market Lubbock announced four local companies will create 121 new jobs.

The jobs will add nearly $11 million in salaries over the next three years to the Lubbock economy. The companies are: All American Tees, ArmTech Insurance Services, Caprock Home Healthcare, and First Care.

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