On the Records: Shifting Unemployment Rates in Texas

Gov. Rick Perry isn't the only one touting Texas' job growth. The Texas Workforce Commission today released its latest stats, which show that Texas has gained more than 220,000 jobs since last year. "As businesses continue to shift resources into Texas, new opportunities arise for job seekers already here, and for those who come here looking for opportunity," Tom Pauken, chairman of the commission, said in a press release. 

The visualization below breaks down unemployment rates by city for June 2010 and June 2011 to show where Texans are gaining, and losing, job opportunities. Click on the legend to remove a year from view. 

 

The data used for this visualization can be found here with more information about job growth in Texas from the commission's press release. 

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