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Wichita Falls' growth outpaces state Wichita Falls' growth outpaces state https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=76102013-05-01T08:02:00Z2013-04-22T00:00:00Z

WICHITA FALLS - The Wichita Falls MSA unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted) was down a tick — 5.9 percent from 6.0 percent — in March from February, the Texas Workforce Commission reported. The state’s seasonally adjusted rate remained unchanged at 6.4 percent.

Texas’ seasonally adjusted nonagricultural employment fell by 4,100 jobs in March, following the addition of 79,600 jobs in February.

Employers added 14,900 jobs across five major industries in March, but these gains were offset by the loss of 19,000 jobs in six other industries. The state’s annual growth rate continued to be positive, with 329,500 jobs added since last year.

The Midland Metropolitan Statistical Area had the lowest March unemployment rate in the state at 3.1 percent. The Odessa MSA came in second at 3.7 percent, and the Amarillo MSA third at 4.6 percent (not seasonally adjusted).

For all Texas areas, see the Texas Workforce Commission's monthly report.

 

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