Unemployment stays under state average
Nick Todaro, [email protected]
The Ellis County unemployment rate hopped back over 6 percent in May after a dip to 5.9 percent in April.
Data from the Texas Workforce Commission show a labor force that continues to grow this year, with the total up to 76,605 eligible workers, 71,786 of those reporting gainful employment. Unemployment, which dove countywide to just above 4,500 workers in April, climbed back to 4,819 in May, yielding a county unemployment rate of 6.3 percent.