E. Texas jobless rate reaches lowest since spring '09 - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

E. Texas jobless rate reaches lowest since spring '09

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - In another sign of an economy in the upswing, unemployment numbers reached the lowest points for East Texas since last spring.

In Angelina County, 7.8 percent of the workforce in September collected unemployment, the lowest that rate had reached since March 2009. The rate in Nacogdoches County dropped to 6.0, the lowest such figure since May 2009.

Below are the figures for every East Texas county in September. Figures for August are in parenthesis.

Texas: 7.9 (8.4)

Deep East Texas: 8.8 (9.4)

Angelina: 7.8 (8.3)

Houston: 9.8 (10.2)

Jasper: 11.2 (11.4)

Nacogdoches: 6.3 (7.2)

Newton: 12.5 (12.9)

Polk: 9.6 (9.9)

Sabine: 15.3 (15.6)

San Augustine: 11.2 (11.5)

San Jacinto: 10.2 (10.6)

Shelby: 7.9 (8.5)

Trinity: 8.4 (8.7)

Tyler: 9.9 (10.7)

Lufkin: 7.9 (8.1)

City of Nacogdoches: 6.6 (7.6)

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