Texas Unemployment Numbers Up

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

The state's unemployment rate jumped to 7.1% in May.

The Texas Workforce Commission says the number is up from a revised 6.6% 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)


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