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Unemployment for Heart of Texas region sees moderate decline

WACO, Texas—Unemployment in the Heart of Texas region experienced a moderate decline in September, with a reported rate of 3.8%, according to This data reflects 6,835 individuals currently unemployed, with 881 active unemployment claims. Additionally, the region experienced a decrease of 600 jobs throughout the month.

Freestone County reported the highest unemployment rate at 5.3%, followed by Limestone (4.8%), Falls (4.0%), and Hill (3.8%). McLennan and Bosque County reported the lowest unemployment rate at 3.6%. The regional unemployment rate is slightly lower than the statewide average (4.1%) and higher than the national rate of 3.6%.

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 employmnet 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 Oct. 20, 2023

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