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Jobless rate shows slight improvement in East Texas

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

Unemployment rates showed slight improvement in the Deep East Texas area from February to March.

In Lufkin, the labor force shrunk by one person, to 16,336, but 40 less people filed unemployment, lowering the unemployment rate to 7.6 percent.

In Nacogdoches, 41 jobs were added while 60 less people filed unemployment, lowering the rate to 6.5 percent. The city posted a 6.9 percent rate in February.

Below are unemployment rates for all the Deep East Texas counties. February rates are in parentheses.

Texas 8.1 (8.2)

Deep East Texas 9.2 (9.3)

Angelina 7.7 (7.8)

Houston 10.0 (10.1)

Jasper 12.3 (12.2)

Nacogdoches 6.4 (6.7)

Newton 13.5 (13.9)

Polk 10.3 (10.2)

Sabine 16.4 (16.6)

San Augustine 12.4 (12.1)

San Jacinto 10.7 (10.9)

Shelby 8.2 (8.5)

Trinity 9.0 (9.0)

Tyler 10.8 (10.7)

Lufkin 7.6 (7.8)

City of Nacogdoches 6.5 (6.9)

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