ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Angelina County lost almost 200 jobs from September to October, according to the Texas Workforce Commission's monthly report.
Angelina County went from a jobless rate of 5.5 percent in September to an unemployment figure of 6.1 percent in October.
According to the TWC, jobless numbers went up at the statewide and the regional level. Texas' unemployment rate went from 4.4 percent in September to 4.5 percent October. In the 12-county Deep East Texas Workforce Development Area, the jobless rate went from 5.7 percent in September to 6.1 percent in October.
For the month of October, Angelina County had an available workforce of 37,691. Of that number, 35,407 were employed that month. In the previous month, the county had an available workforce of 37,657, and of that number, 35,597 were employed.
In October of 2014, Angelina County had a jobless rate of 4.8 percent.
Nacogdoches County saw a slight increase in its jobless rate, going from 4.7 percent in September to 4.8 percent in October. Nacogdoches County had an available workforce of 27,934, and of that number, 26,603 were employed in that month.
In October of 2014, Nacogdoches had an unemployment rate of 4.7 percent.
The City of Lufkin went from a 5.3 percent jobless rate in September to 5.9 percent in October. Of the town's available workforce of 15,834, 14,893 were employed.
The City of Nacogdoches saw its jobless rate hold steady at 4.6 percent. With an available workforce of 14,372, the town had 13,712 people who were employed in the month of October.
Here are the jobless rates for the other counties in the Deep East Texas Workforce Development Area. The September figures are listed in parenthesis.
- Houston County: 4.7 (4.6 percent)
- Jasper County: 7.5 percent (7.0 percent)
- Newton County: 7.3 percent (6.9 percent)
- Polk County: 6.3 percent (6.0 percent)
- Sabine County: 9.4 percent (8.8 percent)
- San Augustine County: 9.3 percent (9.5 percent)
- San Jacinto County: 6.0 percent (5.9 percent)
- Shelby County: 5.4 percent (5.2 percent)
- Trinity County: 6.0 percent (5.9 percent)
- Tyler County: 7.0 percent (6.8 percent)