KETR Local
11:21 am
Sun December 23, 2007

Record high employment in Hunt County

Greenville, TX –

There were more people working in Hunt County in November than ever before. The Texas Workforce Commission reported 39,028 people listed by the agency as employed locally last month, an increase of 454 jobs since November of last year.

The TWC also noted local unemployment was also recorded as the lowest for the month since November of 2000. Hunt County posted a 4.3 percent unemployment rate in November, up from the 4.1 percent rate in October and matching the rate from November 2006 and remains as the lowest rate reported for the month since November 2000. The total of 1,769 people listed as unemployed in November was the lowest total posted for the month since November 2000.

Hunt County is listed by the Texas Workforce Commission as part of the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan Division, which also includes Dallas, Collin, Delta, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman and Rockwall counties.

Kaufman County posted the region's highest unemployment rate last month, at 4.5 percent. Denton County had the lowest rate for the month, at 3.7 percent; Collin County posted 3.8 percent unemployment and Rockwall County logged 3.9 percent unemployment. Dallas and Delta counties each tied Hunt County with 4.3 percent unemployment.

Among other nearby counties, Fannin County posted a 5.1 percent unemployment rate during November, Hopkins County 3.7 percent, Lamar County 4.6 percent, Rains County 4.4 percent and Van Zandt County listed 3.9 percent unemployment last month.