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Regional Unemployment Rate decreases to 4.2%, 1,300 Heart of Texas jobs added in February

Waco, Texas ⎯ The Heart of Texas region’s unadjusted unemployment rate decreased to 4.2% in February 2022, slightly lower than January’s 4.3% rate. Unemployment claimes also decreased by 112 since January 2022. According to the Texas Workforce Commission’s reports, the region’s economic growth continues with 1,300 new jobs added in February and 8,200 new jobs recovered since February of 2021.

February’s 4.2% unemployment rate in the six-county Heart of Texas Area was comprised of 7,345 unemployed residents. The unemployment rate for the region was below the state’s (4.7%) and above the national rate (4.1%).

McLennan County recorded the lowest unemployment rate in February within the Heart of Texas counties at 4%. Bosque and Hill Counties followed at 4.2% and Falls County at 4.4%. Limestone County’s rate was 5.5%, while Freestone County was at 6.4%.

For more information on the February 2022 Labor Market data, please visit our Labor Market Information page. For in-depth importation about the Heart of Texas region’s unemployment claims, please visit

Workforce Solutions for the Heart of Texas is a recruiting, screening, and training organization, solving workforce-related problems in partnership with our business community. We provide continuous, customized, comprehensive one-stop business solutions. We partner with businesses to find flexible, innovative workforce services to accommodate business needs. 

For no-cost employer services including custom labor market reports for your industry, quality candidate referrals, hiring fairs/customized hiring events, and more, contact our Business Solutions team by email at or by phone at 254-296-5201.

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.

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FEBRUARY 18, 2021

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