Jobless rates remain same in East Texas

Staff Writer

Rusk County remained right in line with the state’s unemployment rate in November.
According to data released by the Texas Workforce Commission Dec. 21, Rusk County reported a 3.7 percent unemployment rate, the same as October and down from 4 percent in September.
There were 817 unemployed last month in Rusk County, down from 824 in October and 888 in September.
The county’s labor force decreased from 22,329 in October to 22,275 in November.
The county’s jobless rate has been on the decline from 4.7 percent in January and has significantly decreased over the last year...To read more, please refer to our print or online edition.