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Heart of Texas unemployment rate declines in November

WACO, Texas – The Heart of Texas six-county regional unemployment rate edged down to 3.2% for November, a decrease of .4% from October. Job growth for our region continues to trend upward, with an additional 1,100 jobs added in the month of November. 804 unemployment claims were reported for the month.

The 3.2% regional unemployment rate for November consisted of 5,753 unemployed residents in the Heart of Texas area. This rate is below the state and national unemployment rate (3.5%), TWC’s reports.


Freestone County reported the highest unemployment rate at 4.5%, followed by Limestone (4.0%), Falls (3.5%), Hill (3.3%) and McLennan (3.1%).  Bosque County reported the lowest unemployment rate at 2.9%. The regional unemployment rate is lower than the state average national rate of 3.5%.

For detailed information on this month’s labor market data, view our Regional Labor Market Information web page. For real-time labor market data, regional employment trends, wage/salary insights and other data, check out our new Heart of Texas Labor Market Insights labor market data visualization tool.

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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 Dec. 22, 2023.

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