City of Midland Tied with Amarillo for Lowest Unemployment Rate

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

It's a tie for the lowest un-employment rates in the state.

Midland and Amarillo both stand at 5.6%.

They're followed by College Station and Lubbock at 5.9%.

The State of Texas sits at over eight percent un-employment.

Non-agricultural jobs grew for the fourth month in a row and Texas employers have added 79,000 jobs to the market.

The state labor force grew by 51,000 workers in April.

State officials say more Texans are employed than ever before at 11.2 workers.

Construction, education, business and health services also reported record increases.