Longview economy creates new jobs

By Bob Hallmark - bio - email

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - While state and national unemployment rates continue to rise the city of Longview says it's seen some gains.  The Texas unemployment rate jumped to 6% in December, but according to the Texas Workforce Commission Longview has added 1,400 new jobs in wholesale, transportation and construction.  The cities unemployment rate is only 4.5%.