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May Unemployment Numbers Looking Bleak For WF & TX

The numbers are in for the May unemployment rates in the Falls, and they're not looking so hot.

The citywide unemployment percentage showed 7.1%, up .2% from April 2011. The report shows 200 people are still without jobs.

The rate for Texas has remained a steady 8%, down .1% from last year and well below the nationwide rate for May at 9.1%. The Texas total Nonfarm employment numbers increased by 8,800 jobs last month for a total gain of 205,400 jobs from last year.

Employment in both Professional and Business services also grew in May by 4,300 jobs, capping the total at 53,7000 positions added over the year. Good news also for the Mining and Logging Industries, raising by 3,000 jobs in May.

The Manufacturing department added 1,900 jobs in May, creating nearly 11,000 extra jobs since 2010. Officials report that's the industry's 8th consecutive month of annual job gains.

Construction employment also increased by 1,500 jobs over the month of May for a total gain of 23,200 jobs since last year.

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