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Subject: Texas communities unemployment rates at or above 10 percent
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 16:41:49 -0600
From: Givens, Lisa J
To: <wgselby@statesman.com>


Gardner,

 

Cities in Texas above 10 percent unemployment rate (non-seasonally adjusted)

 

2010

Dec

Paris City

Not Adj

10.2

2010

Dec

San Benito City

Not Adj

10.4

2010

Dec

Pasadena City

Not Adj

10.5

2010

Dec

Lancaster

Not Adj

10.6

2010

Dec

Pharr City

Not Adj

10.9

2010

Dec

Socorro

Not Adj

11.2

2010

Dec

Brownsville City

Not Adj

12.3

2010

Dec

Baytown City

Not Adj

12.6

2010

Dec

San Juan

Not Adj

13.0

2010

Dec

Eagle Pass City

Not Adj

14.3

2010

Dec

Port Arthur City

Not Adj

16.8


 

Counties in Texas at or above 10 percent unemployment rate (non-seasonally adjusted)

 

2010

Dec

El Paso County

Not Adj

10.0

2010

Dec

Cass County

Not Adj

10.9

2010

Dec

Duval County

Not Adj

11.1

2010

Dec

Cameron County

Not Adj

11.8

2010

Dec

Dickens County

Not Adj

13.8

 

 

Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)

 in Texas at or above 10 percent unemployment rate (non-seasonally adjusted)

 

2010

Dec

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

Not Adj

12.1

2010

Dec

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

Not Adj

11.8

2010

Dec

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

Not Adj

11.0

2010

Dec

El Paso, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

Not Adj

10.0

 

Below are the official definitions of seasonal and non-seasonal data. It refers to fluctuations, such as summer and holiday hiring, agricultural hiring or school openings and closings.

 

A more thorough explanation is with the Bureau of Labor Statistics fact sheet. http://www.bls.gov/cps/eetech_seas.pdf

 

Seasonally Adjusted (SA) - Seasonal adjustment removes the effects of

events that follow a more or less regular pattern each year. These adjustments

make it easier to observe the cyclical and other non-seasonal movements in

a data series.

 

Actual or Not Seasonally Adjusted - This term is used to describe data series

not subject to the seasonal adjustment process. In other words, the effects of

regular, or seasonal, patterns have not been removed from these series.

 

...

 

Lisa Givens

Director of Communications

TWC Communications Department


Austin, Texas 78726


9:54 am, Feb. 16, 2011


The attached spreadsheet includes monthly and annual average unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) from 2007-2010. This will provide you with a look at Counties in Texas where there have been unemployment rates from 17 percent to as high as high as 20.4 percent (Starr County) in January 2010.

 

Since 2007, no Counties in Texas have had an average annual unemployment rate higher than 18.0 (not seasonally adjusted).

 

*Please keep in mind also that TWC’s Labor Market department is conducting annual benchmarking on all data, and these numbers are subject to change with the next labor market press release on March 10.