The January report released Friday by the Texas Work Force Commission shows the rate for the Wichita Falls metro area of Wichita, Clay, and Archer Counties rose to 5.4% from 5.2% in December.
It compares to a rate of 6.5% a year ago. The city rate rose three tenths to 5.7% from January, but is more than 1 percent lower than a year ago.
The lowest rate in the area was Jack County at 3.4%. Wichita County had the highest rate but is down more than a percent from a year ago.
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