From Staff Reports
Unemployment rate for Collin County in June came in almost a percentage point below the statewide rate, data released by Texas Workforce Commission shows.
The non-seasonally adjusted Collin County unemployment rate for June was 3.6 percent, up slightly from the 3.4 percent rate posted in May. In June 2014, though, the unadjusted unemployment rate for the county was 4.9 percent.
TWC posts a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 4.2 percent statewide for June, down from 4.3 percent in May. This marks the third month this year that the rate has dipped to 4.2 percent, the lowest rate of unemployment for the state since July 2007.
“Texas employers continue to create employment opportunities, which is great news for the state and its workforce,” TWC Chairman Andres Alcantar said.
Texas continues to trend below the U.S. unemployment rate of 5.3 percent in June, seasonally adjusted.
Amarillo Metropolitan Statistical Area boasted the lowest unemployment rate in the state for June, a non seasonally adjusted 3.2 percent. The Dallas-Plano-Irving MSA rate for June was 4.0 percent.