Evidence of an economy in recovery continued today with the number of people filing for unemployment benefits.
The unemployment rate for February fell in Texas and North Texas from a month and year ago.
On Thursday, the Labor Department announced the number of Americans applying jobless benefits ticked up 25,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000.
The oil economy in Texas may be on a downswing, but the latest unemployment numbers still reflect the overall positive situation for hiring and business in 2014.
The unemployment rate for the Wichita Falls metro region has fallen below 5% again and the rate for just the city is also nearing the 5% mark.
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The unemployment rate in Wichita Falls rose slightly in July, but is lower than it was a year ago.
It may not necessarily be all good news, but it is a benchmark number that the city of Wichita Falls has now reached for the first time in quite a while.
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The unemployment rate climbed slightly last month for Wichita Falls and most of Texoma according to the jobs report released by the Texas Workforce Commission.
The unemployment rate in Wichita Falls and most of Texoma increased slightly in January compared to December.
The economy's job creation engine sputtered along again in January, when employment rose by a lower-than-expected 113,000 and the jobless rate remained mostly flat at 6.6 percent, according to government data Friday.
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