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Heart of Texas unemployment remains unchanged for August

WACO, Texas—Unemployment in the Heart of Texas region held steady in August, with the unemployment rate remaining at 4.3%, as reported by This figure encompasses 7,773 unemployed individuals and 977 ongoing unemployment claims. The region also saw a reduction of 200 jobs during August.

Freestone County reported the highest unemployment rate at 5.9%, followed by Limestone (5.3%), Falls (4.6%), and Hill (4.2%). McLennan and Bosque County reported the lowest unemployment rate at 4.1%. The regional unemployment rate is lower than the state average of 4.5% and higher than the national rate of 3.9%.

For detailed information on this month’s labor market data, view our Regional Labor Market Information web page.

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Workforce Solutions for the Heart of Texas provides comprehensive services for businesses and job seekers in its six-county service area, which includes Bosque, Falls, Freestone, Hill, Limestone, and McLennan counties. Workforce Solutions for the Heart of Texas is one of 28 local workforce development boards under the direction of and funded by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

Source: Texas Workforce Commission
Note: All unemployment rates listed are not seasonally adjusted. All data reported based on latest Labor Market data release as of Sept. 15, 2023

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