Both Texas, Lubbock Unemployment Rate Drop Slightly

The Texas Workforce Commission today released March employment statistics for the state.

Texas’ nonfarm employment was up by 37,200 jobs in March.  The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is at 8.1 percent, down one tenth of a percent from February.

The national unemployment rate in March was 8.8 percent.

Lubbock’s unemployment rate dropped one tenth of a percent in March to 6 percent.

Other regional unemployment rates include Abilene at 6.5 percent, Amarillo at 5.4 percent, San Angelo at 6.1 percent, Odessa at 6.3 percent and Midland continues to have the lowest unemployment rate in the state at 4.6 percent.

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