Area jobless figures fall in October

Nov 21, 2011

AUSTIN - The Texas Workforce Commission listed Hopkins County with the lowest unemployment rate in October at 7 percent. That’s well below the state rate of 8.4 percent.

Collin and Rockwall counties each posted jobless figures of 7.2 percent for October, while Hunt and Delta counties were either at or above the state average.

Fannin, Lamar and Rains counties each exceeded the 9 percent mark.