By Kevin Jefferies
Hunt County – The unemployment rate in Hunt County showed a slight rise for August, but stands far lower than this time last year. Over 1,100 jobs have been added in the county over the past year, and the unemployment rate is at one of its lowest points in the last four years. The Hunt County rate was listed at 5.3%, up slightly from 5.2% in July. The statewide unemployment rate rose from 5% to 5.1% in August.