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.
UPS announced it is starting its seasonal hiring in anticipation of a surge in package deliveries for the holidays.
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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The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level in nearly nine months, casting a shadow on the labor market.
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Economists predict fewer jobs were created last month than the previous month.
Unemployment numbers are in for counties surrounding Wichita.