Local unemployment rates continue decreasing according to the newest release of Texas Labor Market Information.
In May of this year the unemployment rate (unadjusted) was 8.5. Three months later, the reported unemployment rate is 4.2. This is no small feat.
A Reflection of Our Community
The unemployment rate is down, but this trend reveals more than an encouraging graph. These numbers reflect the hard work of families, leaders, employers, employees, and dedicated individuals in our area.
As Amarillo’s Mayor Ginger Nelson said “our grit and determination is showing, and we are recovering.”
Still in Need
According to the newest data, the Amarillo MSA unemployment rate is still higher than what the community saw at this time last year (2.7). Of course, In August of 2019 we were not facing COVID-19 and its accompanying issues. However, there are still 5000+ individuals that are unemployed in this area alone. Each individual and his or her family are facing unique circumstances and struggles. So It is important to remember that many individuals and families are facing new challenges and uncertain times.
If you or someone you know is unemployed or is struggling due to COVID-19 please look at the resources available here on this website or reach out to us today.
Call: (806) 372-5521
Our staff can help connect you to programs you might not be aware of or provide information about local employment opportunities and available resources.
If you have questions about how Workforce Solutions Panhandle can assist you or your business, contact our friendly staff today at (806) 372-5521 or reach out below!