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Heart of Texas unemployment rate rises to 4.1 percent

Waco, Texas ⎯ The unemployment rate for the Heart of Texas region rose to 4.1% in June, according to, an increase from the region’s May rate of 3.5%, with unemployment claims climbing to 805. The region saw 1,600 new jobs added, the largest over-the-month job increase in 2022.
The 4.1% unemployment rate for June was comprised of 7,159 unemployed residents in our region. The Heart of Texas unemployment rate is below the state’s (4.4%) and above national unemployment (3.8%).

The entire six-county region saw an increase in unemployment rates. McLennan and Bosque counties recorded the lowest rate at 3.9%, followed by Hill (4.2%), Falls (4.4%), and Limestone (5.1%). Freestone County continues to remain the highest at 6.3%.

For more information on June 2022 Regional Labor Market data, view our Labor Market Profile. For in-depth information about the Heart of Texas region’s unemployment claims, visit Want the latest local labor market information delivered to your inbox? Opt-in here.

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. All data reported based on latest Labor Market data release as of July  22, 2022.


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