POSTED: Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 10:28am
UPDATED: Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 3:24am
AUSTIN - The Texas Workforce Commission says the
state's unemployment rate held steady at 8.2 percent in February
despite the loss of 13,000 jobs.
The job losses announced Thursday offset a revised January gain
of 12,600 jobs. The Texas work force grew by 40,200 and now stands
at 12.1 million workers.
The state's jobless rate remained below the national figure of
Commission Chairman Tom Pauken says the jobless rate appears to
have stabilized but that the recession is still negative affecting
the Texas economy.
Amarillo has the lowest local unemployment rate at 5.7 percent.
The McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area is the highest at 11.8.