January 2013 - Vol4 Issue 1

 

Latest Labor Market Stats

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August Labor Market Figures
Unemployment figures released on Friday by the Texas Workforce Commission show a continuing increase in the number of individuals finding employment. For the month of August, local unemployment numbers for the Southeast Texas area declined, or remained steady, when compared to July figures.

“We are pleased to see sustained improvement in local unemployment numbers,” stated Marilyn Smith, executive director of Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas. “We’ve worked diligently with employers, educators and local government to realize these gains and will continue our efforts to improve the employment outlook throughout our area and grow a skilled workforce that meets those needs.”

Unemployment Figures*

Area
Texas
Southeast Texas
Beaumont-Port Arthur

Hardin County
Jefferson County
Orange County

Beaumont
Port Arthur
August 2013
6.3%
9.8%
9.8%

8.0%
10.2%
10.0%

8.5%
15.8%
July 2013
6.7%
10.1%
10.1%

8.5%
10.6%
10.0%

8.9%
16.2%
August 2012
6.9%
10.6%
10.6%

8.3%
11.2%
10.4%

9.3%
16.9%

*U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 9/20/2013.

 

 

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