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Deep East Texas unemployment rate improves

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

The unemployment rate for Deep East Texas saw some improvement in March.

According to figures released by the Texas Workforce Commission Friday, the jobless rate in March dropped to 5 percent for the state and down from 6.8 percent in February to 6.6 percent in March for the 12-county Deep East Texas region.

Below are the unemployment rates for each county. October rates are in parentheses:

Angelina: 6.3 (6.5)

Houston: 4.6 (4.9)

Jasper: 8.7 (9.1)

Nacogdoches: 5.0 (5.0)

Newton: 8.8 (9.3)

Polk: 7.1 (7.5)

Sabine: 10.5 (11.3)

San Augustine: 9.2 (9.5)

San Jacinto: 6.6 (6.9)

Shelby: 6.1 (6.3)

Trinity: 6.8 (6.8)

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