The unemployment rate continues to fall for Washington and surrounding counties.

Data from the Texas Workforce Commission shows that Washington County’s unemployment rate dropped from 3.6 percent in March to 3.5 percent in April.

A total of 525 residents were unemployed countywide in April, compared to 551 the month prior.

The county reported 14,410 residents were employed out of a civilian labor force of 14,935 in April.  In March, there were 14,631 people employed and a civilian labor force of 15,182.

In April 2021, the county had a jobless rate of 5.1 percent, with 791 people out of work.

The statewide unemployment rate also fell in April to 4.3 percent, from 4.4 percent in March.

Unemployment rates around the area include:

  • Austin County – 3.5 percent, down from 3.8 percent in March.
  • Brazos County – 2.7 percent, down from 2.8 percent.
  • Burleson County – 3.2 percent, down from 3.3 percent.
  • Fayette County – 3.0 percent, down from 3.1 percent in March.
  • Grimes County – 4.4 percent, down from 4.6 percent.
  • Lee County – 3.0 percent, down from 3.2 percent.
  • Waller County – 4.1 percent, down from 4.2 percent.
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  1. with everyone hiring you would think that the unemployment rate would be zero or 1% at the most

    1. Not since the great resignation. People are choosing not to work. Infuriating.

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