MIDLAND - Midland posted the second-lowest unemployment rate in the nation during the month of June, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Midland’s unemployment rate of 2.9 percent trailed only Bismarck, North Dakota, which led the nation with a rate of 2.6 percent. Midland’s unemployment rate in May was the fourth lowest. From December to April, Midland posted the lowest unemployment rate or tied for the lowest four times.
The BLS report also showed Midland’s civilian workforce in June was 98,200 — an increase of 1,200 from May and an increase of 3,200 from June 2013.
Odessa’s 3.6 percent rate in June 2014 was the ninth lowest in the nation.
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