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El Paso unemployment rate dips to 4.9 percent El Paso unemployment rate dips to 4.9 percent https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=2912015-07-23T07:20:00Z2015-07-23T00:00:00Z

EL PASO - El Paso County's unemployment rate declined again in June to 4.9 percent, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas reported late last week.

The local rate was 5 percent in May, and 6.5 percent in June 2014. The El Paso unemployment rate continued to be below the national rate, which was 5.3 percent in June, but above the Texas rate, which was 4.2 percent.

The El Paso rate declined even though El Paso lost jobs in June, most of those tied to school closures for summer vacation, the Texas Workforce Commission reported.

El Paso gained only 1,300 jobs since June 2014, for a 0.4 percent annual gain, the state agency reported.

El Paso's unemployment rate was the fourth highest rate among Texas metro areas in June. McAllen had the highest rate at 7.3 percent.

Texas Unemployment Rates
Metro Area    June         May   
Austin-Round Rock 3.1% 3.2%
Brownsville-Harlingen   6.6% 6.7%
Dallas-Plano-Irving 3.7% 3.8%
El Paso 4.9% 5.0%
Fort Worth-Arlington 3.9% 3.9%
Laredo 4.3% 4.4%
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission   7.3% 7.4%
San Antonio 3.5% 3.6%
Texas 4.2% 4.3%
U.S. 5.3% 5.5%


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