Unemployment Rate Remains Low in the Basin

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

The unemployment rate continues to go down in Texas and the Permian Basin.

The rate for Texas fell a bit to eight percent statewide.

Midland and Odessa's unemployment rates were also down.

Midland still has the state's lowest at 4.4 percent.
Odessa's sits at 6.1 percent.

Texas added some 32,000 non-farm jobs in April and has added more than 250,000 from a year ago.