Unemployment falls in AbileneUnemployment falls in Abilenehttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=92482012-10-22T13:35:00Z2012-10-22T00:00:00Z

ABILENE - The unemployment rate for Abilene was 5.1 percent in September, down from 5.8 percent in August 2012, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.

Nearly 80,000 in the Abilene metropolitan statistical area, which is made up of Taylor, Jones and Callahan counties, had jobs in September, and the area had a 5 percent unemployment rate, down from 5.7 percent in August.

The current local rate is below the state unemployment rate, 6.3 percent, and well below the national average for September, 7.8 percent.

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