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Unemployment Rate in Valley Significant Higher Than National

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By the end of 2017, the national unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, however, in the Rio Grande Valley; our average is anything but consistent.

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By the end of 2017, the national unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, however, in the Rio Grande Valley; our average is anything but consistent.
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12941/7221758?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 00:08:41 +0000 Unemployment Rate in Valley Significant Higher Than National By the end of 2017, the national unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, however, in the Rio Grande Valley; our average is anything but consistent. http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12941/7221758?cpt=8&wpid=2637 KRGV traffic. tonight... we begin our heart of the valley series focusing on unemployment-- in the valley.. for the next 2 weeks, we'll be taking a look at the progress being made and what's being done to grow job opportunities... tonight, channel 5's gabriella garza takes a closer look into the unemployment issue...affecting thousands here. it could be your friend, neighbor, parents, or even your children struggling to find a job...struggling to make ends meet...they may have had to move to another city or even state to secure a job that would allow to them to provide for themselves and their family...they could be one of the 33 thousand without a job tonight. according to data collected by texas workforce solution, the state of texas has added over 330 thousand jobs this year...making the overall state unemployment rate..lower than the national average texas unemployment rate 3.8% and u.s unemployment rate 4.1% ..but here in rio grande valley... the fluctuating unemployment rate increased in the last two months.. in november of 2017 cameron county clocked in at a 5.8% unemployment rate...the lowest in the entire rio grande valley...that's more than nine thousand people currently witout a job.. hidalgo county registered at 6.2%...roughly 21 thousand people are curretly unemployed that's more people unemployed than the entire population of the city of alamo.... ---- this data collected by the texas workforce solutions in their november 2017 labor market and employment reports noted an unemployment rate increase of .5% from october 2017 to november 2017 in all four counties. willacy averaged 8.6%... starr county's average more than doubling the national average hitting 9.2 % though there has been a significant decrease since 2016 in the unemployment rate, thousands are still without a job. every night for the next two weeks during our 6 and 10 p.m newcasts our channel five news team will dig deeper into the unemployment issue and witness first hand who it's affecting.....we will also be looking into the current employment opportunites availabe, the need for jobs and job growth in the rio grande valley. most importantly, we will provide resources to connect those searching for ways to get back into the workforce.. all of our reports will be posted on our webiste krgv.com under the heart of the valley link as well as the resources available to you... gabriella garza, channel five news at 6. our team worked to put together resources for folks searching for employment in the valley. you can find them on our website at krgv dot com... on our heart of the valley banner-- click the employment link. once there-- you'll find helpful phone numbers and tools to help you get started on finding the right job





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