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Jobless rate down across state, region

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - It's not much, but it's a start. Jobless rates have taken a dip for the first time in months across the state.

For the state, the unemployment rate dropped to 8.1 percent in August from 8.2 percent in July.

In Lufkin, 132 people gained employment, dropping the rate to 8.8 percent from 9.3.

In Nacogdoches, 64 people gained employment, dropping the rate to 6.9 percent from 7.1.

Here are the numbers for all counties in the Deep East Texas region for August, with July's percentage in parentheses:

Angelina: 9.0 (9.3)

Houston: 9.8 (10.4)

Jasper: 11.2 (11.2)

Nacogdoches: 7.1 (7.2)

Newton: 11.7 (11.9)

Polk: 10.3 (10.4)

Sabine: 15.5 (16.0)

San Augustine: 10.9 (11.1)

San Jacinto: 10.0 (10.2)

Shelby: 7.6 (7.9)

Trinity: 8.5 (8.8)

Tyler: 10.6 (10.7)

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