AUSTIN -Texas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 7.1% in February, making it six straight months of decline.
February's unemployment rate was down from 7.3% in January, and from 8.0% in February 2011. Texas' unemployment rate is more than a full percentage point below the national unemployment rate and has remained below the national unemployment rate for 62 consecutive months.
Wichita Falls' February rate fell half a percent from January to 6.4%. Workforce Solutions' North Texas Board shows the 6.4% is about 1% less than February 2011.