State and area unemployment rates jump over one percent in November

  • Area Unemployment Rates
    Area Unemployment Rates
The Texas unemployment rate for November was 8.1 percent, up from 6.9 percent in October 2020, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. Fayette and surrounding counties saw similar increases over that span. They ranged from one percent for Bastrop and Lee counties to 1.5 percent  for Gonzales and Washington counties. Fayette County’s rate (not seasonally adjusted) went from 4.5 percent in…

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