Local unemployment figures show positive gains

Dec 19, 2011

According to figures released by the Texas Workforce Commission, Hopkins County’s lowest jobless rate in the region continued to fall, down to 6.5 percent in November, a half percent drop from October.

Hunt County’s unemployment rate dropped even more during that span, from 8.8 to 8.1 percent. 

Collin and Rockwall counties both fell more than a half percent to 6.6 percent.

Elsewhere throughout the region, Fannin County posted a 9.3 percent jobless rate in November, while Lamar and Rains counties were at 9 and 8.5 percent, respectively.