Unemployment dips in August
August statistics show fewer people unemployed as the school year got under way in Ellis County.
Numbers from the Texas Workforce Commission put unemployment locally at 6 percent for the month, down from 6.7 percent in July. The rate jumped slightly that month from 6.5 percent in June.
Labor force totals continue an up-and-down pattern from month to month, with the total workforce logged at 77,088 workers. The labor force was pegged at 77,144 in July, and 76,710 in June.