Unemployment

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Texas Unemployment Rises To 5.3 Percent In August

The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday announced the rate increased from the 5.1 percent recorded in June and July. The national unemployment rate stood at 6.1 percent.

09/19/2014

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US Job Openings Near 13-Year High, Hiring Rises

The number of U.S. job openings remained near the highest level in 13 years in July, and companies also stepped up hiring that month to the fastest pace in nearly seven years, two signs the job market is slowly healing.

09/09/2014

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Texas Unemployment Holds At 5.1 Percent In July

The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday announced last month’s jobless figure matches the state’s unemployment rates for May and June.

08/15/2014

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Texas’ Unemployment Rate Fell To 5.2 Percent In April

Unemployment rates fell in nearly all U.S. states last month, and half the states now have rates below 6 percent. The figures are a sign of widespread, if slow, improvement in the nation’s job market.

05/16/2014

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Texas Jobless Rate Slips To 5.5 Percent In March

The Texas unemployment rate has slipped to 5.5 percent and compares favorably to the national average of 6.7 percent.

04/18/2014

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Texas Unemployment Rate Remains At 5.7 Percent

The Texas unemployment rate remained at 5.7 percent for the second straight month, continuing to reflect the state’s lowest jobless figure since November 2008.

03/28/2014

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January Jobless Rate In Texas Falls To 5.7 Percent

The Texas unemployment rate slipped to 5.7 percent in January and became the state’s lowest jobless figure since November 2008.

03/07/2014

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Report: Texas Jobless Rate Slipped To 6 Percent In December

The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday reported unemployment numbers for December and said the state saw positive job growth during the period. Texas unemployment was 6.1 percent in November.

01/24/2014

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Texas Unemployment 6.2 Percent In October

The seasonally adjusted Texas unemployment rate slipped to 6.2 percent in October for the third consecutive month of declines, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.

11/22/2013

Hundreds Of Star-Telegram Employees To Lose Jobs In 2014

Hundreds of Star-Telegram employees will lose theirs jobs in 2014.

11/07/2013

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BlackBerry To Lay Off 4,500 Employees

BlackBerry says it will lay off 4,500 employees, or 40 percent of its global workforce, as it reports a nearly $1 billion second-quarter loss in a surprise early release of earnings results.

09/20/2013

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Perry Signs Drug Testing For Unemployment Law

Governor Rick Perry has signed a law mandating drug testing for some unemployment benefits recipients.

06/14/2013

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