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Unemployment Rate Dips in Texas, Lubbock For March 2014

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The unemployment rate in Texas remains well below the national unemployment rate of 6.7 percent.

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Texas Unemployment Rate Drops, Lubbock’s Rate Climbs Slightly

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Employment decline is not particularly surprising when moving out of the holiday season, and the Lubbock MSA has added 4,000 jobs overall from January 2013 into January of 2014.

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Lubbock’s Unemployment Rate Drops in December

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Friday, the Texas Workforce Commission released December employment statistics for the state.  For the fifth consecutive month, Texas' unemployment rate dropped, in December going to 6%.  Meanwhile, the national unemployment rate is 6

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Unemployment Rate Down in Texas, Lubbock For August 2013

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

The highest annual growth rate among the major industries in Texas was seen in the Mining and Logging sector at 5.5 percent.

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Texas Unemployment Rate Remains Steady For July 2013, Lubbock’s Rate Decreases

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The Texas economy did add 19,900 jobs in July for a total of 293,000 jobs added since July 2012, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.

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Unemployment Rate Holds Steady For Texas, Rises in Lubbock For June 2013

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The Lubbock MSA posted a decrease of 1,200 jobs in June, with the highest decrease in the leisure and hospitality sector, followed by the government sector.

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Workforce Solutions South Plains Receives Funding to Help Former Plainview Cargill Workers

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“As demonstrated by the informational session held last Thursday in Plainview for the former workers, there is still a great demand for job training and employment assistance for the displaced workers,” said Workforce Solutions South Plains CEO Martin Aguirre.

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Unemployment Increases For United States, Texas, & Lubbock

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The national unemployment rate is at 7.6 percent for May, up from April’s 7.5 percent, but still down from May 2012’s 8.2 percent.

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U.S. Department of Labor Releases Grant to Assist Plainview Workers Displaced by Cargill Meat Plant Closure

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The grant has been awarded to the Texas Workforce Commission, and will make it possible for eligible dislocated workers to receive reemployment services.

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Texas Business Conference to be Held in Lubbock

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Seminar topics include Texas employment law and basics of hiring; business retention and expansion; employee policy handbooks; handling unemployment claims; independent contractors; and federal and Texas wage and hour laws.

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