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.
Unemployment rates declined in the Texas Workforce Commission's North Texas Region in August from 5.8 percent in July and 5.9 percent in August of 2012, to 5.4% last month.
Unemployment rates continue to decline in Wichita Falls and Texoma with many rates falling to their lowest level in many months.
Unemployment dips to 7.7% in latest survey.
Unemployment rates continue to decline across Texas, but the rate in Wichita Falls is stubbornly holding higher than many cities.
Unemployment numbers continue to rise in the nation and state, and here in Wichita Falls, too. Officials say there are plenty of jobs to be had, though, and employers are simply waiting on the workers with the right skills.
Business in Wichita Falls has been booming