Unemployment rates dip across East Texas

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Unemployment rates improved slightly in August from the previous month in both Angelina and Nacogdoches counties.

In Angelina County, 3,298 members of the workforce reported unemployment to bring the rate down to 8.3 percent. Lufkin's fell to 8.2 percent from 8.3.

In Nacogdoches County, the rate held at 7.2 percent, though more than 100 people gained jobs. The city of Nacogdoches fell to 7.6 percent from 7.7.

Following are the unemployment percentages for every county in Deep East Texas. Last month's rates are in parentheses:

Texas 8.4 (8.5)

Deep East Texas 9.4 (9.4)

Angelina 8.3 (8.4)

Houston 10.2 (10.5)

Jasper 11.5 (11.6)

Nacogdoches 7.2 (7.2)

Newton 12.9 (13.0)

Polk 9.9 (9.9)

Sabine 15.6 (15.6)

San Augustine 11.5 (12.0)

San Jacinto 10.5 (10.0)

Shelby 8.5 (8.7)

Trinity 8.7 (8.6)

Tyler 10.7 (11.1)

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