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Jobless rates down across East Texas

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Unemployment rates for most counties in the Deep East Texas region for November were down from figures in October.

For Lufkin, 81 members of the workforce gained jobs as the rate plummeted eight-tenths of a percentage point to 7.9 percent. In Nacogdoches, the unemployed decreased by three to 1,042, and 76 people gained jobs.

Following are the unemployment rates, by percentage points, for all the counties in the region. October figures are in parentheses:

Angelina: 8.5 (8.8)

Houston: 10.2 (10.3)

Jasper: 11.4 (11.9)

Nacogdoches: 6.5 (6.6)

Newton: 11.8 (11.7)

Polk: 10.2 (10.4)

Sabine: 15.8 (16.2)

San Augustine: 11.3 (11.3)

San Jacinto: 10.6 (10.6)

Shelby: 8.1 (8.3)

Trinity: 8.8 (8.8)

Tyler: 9.8 (10.4)

Texas: 7.9 (8.1)

Deep East Texas: 9.2 (9.4)

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