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Amarillo's unemployment second lowest in Texas

Amarillo, TX - Good news on the job front in Amarillo, we now have the second lowest unemployment rate in Texas.

The state's workforce commission attributes the boost to new jobs on school campuses and in manufacturing facilities.

Three hundred new jobs were recently added to the school systems, partially attributed to the need for new teachers thanks to Amarillo's growing population.

Manufacturing jobs are up by about 100 positions, at last check in September.

Our area's unemployment rate is 5.3%, it's 8.1% state wide, and even higher nationwide, which comes in at 9.6%.

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