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Worforce Solutions: Final Unemployment Numbers for December 2017 Mixed for Region

On Friday, Workforce Solutions Borderplex released the most recent employment numbers for the city, county and region for December 2017.

The unemployment rate for the city of El Paso in December 2017 was at 3.9% which signified a 0.1% increase from November.  In addition, the unemployment rate for the city of El Paso decreased by 0.7%, when compared to the same time last year.

With the increase, the unemployment rate for the city of El Paso was higher than the unemployment rate for the state of Texas (3.7%), while matching the National unemployment rate at 3.9%.

The unemployment rate for El Paso County in December 2017 was 4.0%, which was higher than the unemployment rate for the state of Texas (3.7%), and higher than United States (3.9%).

Labor Force for the Borderplex area (which includes Brewster, Culberson, Jeff Davis, Hudspeth, Presidio and El Paso counties) in December 2017 was 369,174, which indicates an increase of 417 from the previous month. Over the year, Labor Force increased by 5,755.

The number of employed in the Borderplex area for the month of December 2017 was 354,312, which reflects an increase of 286 from the previous month. Over the year, the number of employed increased by 8,503.

 

 

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