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Marginal Rise in Unemployment Rate Recorded in Heart of Texas Region during June

Waco, Texas ⎯The Heart of Texas region experienced a marginal rise in its unemployment rate (.3% from May) during the month of June, as reported by Currently standing at 4.1%, this rate represents 7,286 unemployed residents, with 1,189 continued unemployment claims. No new job additions were recorded for the month of June.

Bosque recorded the lowest unemployment rate (3.5%) for our region, followed by McLennan (4.0%), Hill (4.0%), Falls (4.2%), and Limestone (4.8%). Freestone County recorded the highest rate at 5.7%. The Heart of Texas unemployment rate is below the state’s (4.2%) and above the national unemployment rate (3.8%).

For more information on June 2023 Regional Labor Market data, view our Regional Labor Market Information web page. For in-depth information about the Heart of Texas region’s labor market information, 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 21, 2023.


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