Unemployment Rates

by Christa Lollis

Unemployment for Angelina and Nacogdoches counties are in line with the state average.   According to workforce solutions the unemployment rate for Texas is 4.6 percent. Angelina County is at 4.7 as of January. That's the same as December and a tenth of a point less than this time last year. Nacogdoches County is at 4.2 which is the lowest in all of Deep East Texas but it is up from December when the county only had a 3.8 percent unemployment. Officials say these numbers are about average for this time of year. Even with the unemployment rate, workforce solutions says there are still plenty of jobs available throughout the East Texas area.