The state rate declined for the fifth straight month and the rate for the Wichita Falls metro area is close to falling below 5% for the first time since 2008.
The rate for the Wichita Falls metro area of Wichita, Archer and Clay Counties fell from 5.3% in November and 5.6% a year ago, to 5.1% in December.
The lowest rate in Texas again is the Midland metro, at 2.8%.
The rate in Texas is 5.6%, down from 6% a year ago.
In just the city of Wichita Falls, unemployment fell to 5.4% in December, a drop from the month before of two tenths and from a year ago of four tenths.
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