LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Unemployment figures continue to rise across the region, according to a report released by Deep East Texas Workforce Solutions.
Lufkin's jobless rate is at 8 percent, compared to 7.3 percent a month ago, while Angelina County's rate also increased seven-tenths of a point, to 8.1 percent.
In Sabine County, 513 of the workforce is jobless, equating to a 14-percent rate, the highest in the region.
Texas reported a 6.9 percent rate in May, up from 6.4 in April.
Nacogdoches County's rate is up to 5.6 percent, from 5.2 percent in April.
The region reported a 7.9 rate in May, up from 7.2 percent in April and 5.2 percent in May 2008.