Unemployment in Texas hit 8 percent in November — down from the 8.3 percent recorded the previous month and higher than the 5.4 percent registered in the same month of 2008, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.
TWC said there were 12.1 million workers in the state last month — an all-time high; 953,900 of those people were unemployed.
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission had the state's highest unemployment rate, at 11.2 percent, followed by Brownsville-Harlingen, at 10.5 percent, and Beaumont-Port Arthur, at 10.4 percent.
The lowest rates were in Amarillo, at 5.3 percent, Lubbock, at 5.4 percent, and Midland, at 5.6 percent.
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