Nacogdoches unemployment rate slides again

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The unemployment rate in the city and county of Nacogdoches continues to slide, according to numbers released by the Deep East Texas Workforce Development Association.

Of the 31,574 members of the county's workforce, 29,470 were employed in October, making for a 6.7 percent unemployment rate.

In the city of Nacogdoches, 15,355 of the 16,407-member workforce were employed.

Lufkin's unemployment rate moved up to 8.8 percent, from 8.7 percent in September.

Following are the unemployment rate percentages for all of the counties in the region, with September numbers in parentheses:

Angelina: 8.9 (8.9)

Houston: 10.3 (10.2)

Jasper: 11.9 (11.9)

Nacogdoches: 6.7 (7.0)

Newton: 11.8 (12.4)

Polk: 10.5 (10.3)

Sabine: 16.3 (15.8)

San Augustine: 11.4 (10.8)

Shelby: 8.3 (8.1)

Trinity: 8.8 (8.8)