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Jobless rate dips in Wylie

by | Jun 9, 2017 | Latest

From Staff Reports

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The unemployment rate in Wylie dropped to 3.4 percent in April, coming in well below the five percent jobless rate for Texas.

Numbers show that out of a total labor force of 26,163 in Wylie, there were 882 workers unemployed in April. That is slightly under the 3.6 percent March unemployment mark with a slightly higher workforce of 26,209 and 956 jobless.

A year ago, however, the Wylie unemployment rate was 3.2 percent, with 804 workers jobless out of a labor force of 25,336.

April figures for Texas show 611,700 workers unemployed out of a total workforce of 13.5 million. The April unemployment rate for the state was unchanged from March.

Unemployment rate for the United States stood at 4.1 percent in April.

Collin County posted a jobless rate of 3.6 percent in April, down from 3.9 percent in March. Out of a total labor force of 518,343, there were 18,570 unemployed.

The Amarillo Metropolitan Statistical Area recorded the month’s lowest unemployment rate among MSAs, three percent, followed by the Austin-Round Rock, College Station-Bryan and Lubbock MSAs with a rate of 3.2 percent.

A state high unemployment rate of eight percent was calculated for the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission MSA.

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