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June jobless rate lower in Wylie

by | Jul 29, 2015 | Latest

From Staff Reports

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Unemployment rate for Wylie for June came in almost a percentage point below the statewide rate, data released by Texas Workforce Commission shows.

Wylie posted a 3.2 percent unemployment rate for June, which is not seasonally adjusted to account for short term workers. Out of a total workforce of 24,438, there were just 787 persons without jobs last month.

Those numbers are markedly better than they were a year ago. In June 2014, Wylie posted an unemployment rate of 4.4 percent, with 1,065 persons jobless out of a workforce of 24,259.

TWC posts a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 4.2 percent statewide for June, down from 4.3 percent in May. This marks the third month this year that the rate has dipped to 4.2 percent, the lowest rate of unemployment for the state since July 2007.

“Texas employers continue to create employment opportunities, which is great news for the state and its workforce,” TWC Chairman Andres Alcantar said.

Texas continues to trend below the U.S. unemployment rate of 5.3 percent in June, seasonally adjusted.

In Collin County, the non adjusted unemployment rate for June was 3.6 percent, up slightly from the 3.4 percent rate posted in May. In June 2014, though, the unadjusted unemployment rate for the county was 4.9 percent.

Amarillo Metropolitan Statistical Area boasted the lowest unemployment rate in the state for June, a non seasonally adjusted 3.2 percent. The Dallas-Plano-Irving MSA rate for June was 4 percent.

 

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