Houston unemployment still below average

April 7, 2009 2:24:19 PM PDT
Despite layoffs, Houston's unemployment rate remains well below the national average. [FIND A JOB: See listings for jobs around the Houston area]
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Nationally, the jobless rate sits at 8.5 percent compared to 6.4 percent in the Houston area. The statewide the rate is a bit higher than Houston at 6.5.

Texas Workforce Commission data showed 180,000 people out of work in our area as of the end of February.

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