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Local and state unemployment rates down

EAST TEXAS (KLTV) -

The Texas unemployment rate has fallen for a sixth consecutive month.

The unemployment rate for the state for the month of February fell to 7.1 percent. That's a full point lower than it was a year ago.

In Longview, the unemployment rate is even lower at 6.1 percent.
And in Tyler, it's actually a tenth of a point higher than the state average, at 7.2 percent.

The national unemployment rate has been falling fast as well, with a current standing of 8.3 percent.

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