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Texas’ unemployment rate is among the nation’s worst — but experts say it signals a growing economy

The state has yet to return to its pre-pandemic unemployment rate of about 3.5%, even as it leads the country in new jobs created. However, state economic experts say the unemployment rate is an indicator of Texas’s rapidly growing population and labor force.

A "now hiring" sign is seen in the window of Toro Ramen and Poke Barn April 10, 2020 in San Marcos.

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