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City’s unemployment numbers beat national average, County’s numbers higher

Unemployment numbers are in for the month of September and El Paso continues to show lower unemployment numbers when compared to the national average.

The unemployment rate for the city in September 2015 was at 4.7%, which signified a 0.1% increase from the previous month. In a year-to-year comparision, the unemployment rate for the city of El Paso decreased by 1.1 % since last year.

Regionally, the unemployment rate for the city of El Paso was higher than the unemployment rate for the state of Texas (4.4%); however, it was lower the National unemployment rate (4.9%).

El Paso County’s  unemployment rate for  in September 2015 was 5.1%, which was higher than the unemployment rate for the state of Texas (4.4%); and higher than United States (4.9%).

unempOccupations with the most openings for the area are: (1) Registered Nurse; (2) Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers; and (3) Customer Service Representatives.

The three Super Sectors with the greatest employment for the El Paso MSA in September 2015 were (1) Government; (2) Trade, Transportation, and Utilities; and (3) Educational and Health Services.

These three Super Sectors represented 59% of the total nonfarm employment.

In September 2015, the El Paso Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) unemployment rate was 0.4 points higher than the unemployment rate for the city of El Paso.

The El Paso (MSA) ranked 22nd out of the 25 Texas MSAs in terms of unemployment rates.

Metro area unemployment stats:

• Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos – 3.3%

• San Antonio-New Braunfels – 3.7%

• Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown – 4.6%

• Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington – 3.9%

• Corpus Christi – 5.0%

• Brownsville-Harlingen – 6.6%

• McAllen-Edinburg-Mission – 7.4%

• El Paso City 4.7%

• Socorro City 5.1%

State/county stats: 

Texas State 4.4%

El Paso County 5.1%

 

 

Brewster County 3.9%

Culberson County 4.2%

Hudspeth County 5.6%

Jeff Davis County 3.2%

Presidio County 10.8%

Numbers, stats & graph courtesy Workforce Solutions Borderplex

 

About Chris Babcock

Editor in Chief: El Paso Herald-Post, horizoncity.com Chris began his long journey in Journalism back in the early 70’s. Armed with a Bell and Howell 8mm camera and tape recorder. Chris would go on to document such events as the great plastic dinosaur attack on Tornillo, GI Joe’s dramatic rescue of Barbie from a backyard mud pit and a massive toy train derailment caused by Godzilla. FULL BIO

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