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Heart of Texas unemployment sees slight uptick in July 2023

WACO, Texas—The unemployment rate for the Heart of Texas region saw yet another uptick in July (4.3%) a slight increase from June’s 4.1%. This rate was comprised of 7,791 unemployed residents and 719 continued unemployment claims were recorded.
Bosque county recorded the lowest unemployment rate (3.9%) for our region, followed by Hill & McLennan (4.2%), Falls (4.5%), Limestone (5.3%), and Freestone (6.0%). The regional unemployment rate sits below the state’s (4.5%) and above the national unemployment rate (3.8%). Read more.
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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).

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Note: All unemployment rates listed are not seasonally adjusted. All data reported based on latest Labor Market data release as of Aug. 18, 2023.

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