MIDLAND - The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that Midland’s 2.3 percent unemployment rate in April was the lowest of all Metropolitan Statistical Areas in the country.
It was the fourth time in the last five months that Midland has posted the lowest or tied for the lowest unemployment rate in the nation.
The BLS report also showed Midland’s civilian workforce in April was 97,200 — an increase of 700 from March and an increase of 2,900 from April 2013.
The BLS rankings in April also showed the strength of the Texas economy. Of the MSA's with the lowest 20 unemployment rates (3.5 or lower), five were from Texas. Another four Texas MSA's posted unemployment rates below 4 percent.
Read more at the Midland Reporter-Telegram.
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