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Unemployment Up

AMARILLO, TEXAS - Unemployment is rising in Texas according to new information out Friday.

The statewide average is up from 8.2 percent to 8.3. That's more than 1 million Texans out of work -- including about 7,600 people right here in Amarillo.

According to the Texas Workforce Commission, the primary reason for unemployment going up is the loss of census positions; however, the agency points out there are some areas adding jobs.

Education and health services added over 12,000 statewide. Midland just barely edged Amarillo out at 5.6 percent. Both are much lower than the state wide average of 8.4.

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