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Texas Unemployment Rates Information

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Unemployment Rates In Texas

As of January 2014, Texas had the 17th lowest unemployment rate in the United States at 5.7 percent. This is one percent lower than the national average of 6.7 percent as of February 2014. Through the Texas Workforce, and their website www.workinTexas.com, the rate continues to drop. As more potential employees are matched with employers through their efforts, the rate is steadily declining. In fact, in December 2013, the unemployment rate for Texas was at 6.0 percent, so in one month, there has already been a 0.3 percent drop.

As of the end of 2012, there is data available for the unemployment rates for each Texas county. Below are the top five counties with the lowest unemployment rates, as well as the five counties at the bottom of the list with the highest unemployment rates:

Top Five Counties

  1. Hemphill – 2.3 percent

  • Reagan – 2.4 percent

  • Shakelford – 2.9 percent

  • Sterling – 3.0 percent

  • Borden – 3.0 percent

Bottom Five Counties

  1. Maverick – 12.6 percent

  2. Willacy – 14.0 percent

  3. Zavala – 14.1 percent

  4. Starr – 15.0 percent

  5. Sabine – 15.3 percent

If you are curious to learn more about all the county unemployment rates for Texas from 2008-2012 visit the following link: http://www.txcip.org/. If you would like to explore more local area statistics on unemployment in Texas, the Bureau of Labor Statistics local site is a great place to start. Find it here: http://www.bls.gov/