Unemployment rate

After a few months of improving employment, Rockwall and Hunt counties each recorded increases in their unemployment rates to start the summer, with about 850 jobs lost across the region during June.

After a few months of improving employment, Rockwall and Hunt counties each recorded increases in their unemployment rates to start the summer, with about 850 jobs lost across the region during June.

Still, unemployment in both counties remains well below where it stood one year earlier, according to a report issued July 16 by the Texas Workforce Commission.

• Rockwall County reported a 5.2% unemployment rate in June, up from 4.6 percent in May, but well below the 8.3 percent reported in June 2020.

There were 51,468 people reported as employed in the county during June, representing a decrease of 195 jobs since May, but an increase of 2,821 positions in the past 12 months.

A total of 2,815 people were reported to have filed for unemployment in Rockwall County last month, an increase of 344 people since May, but 1,610 fewer than in June of last year.

• Hunt County’s unemployment rate fell to rose to 6.1% in June from 5.5% in May. The rate was well below the 8.9% rate in June 2020.

There were 42,076 people reported as employed in the county during May, representing an increase of 58 jobs since May and 2,526 positions in the past 12 months.

A total of 2,753 people were reported to have filed for unemployment in Hunt County last month, an increase of 318 people since May, burl and 1,101 fewer than in June of last year.

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