McAllen Leading The Valley With Lowest Unemployment Rate

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The city of McAllen continues to show that it is the place to work, live, and play; this time, by lowering its unemployment numbers this past month to what was reported one year ago. 

McAllen is the leader with the lowest unemployment rate in the Rio Grande Valley, dropping .2% to 4.9%, compared to Edinburg decreasing by .1% to 5.1% and Harlingen decreasing by .3% to 6.1%

The entire South Texas border region has shown decreasing unemployment rates across the five-county area (Hidalgo, Cameron, Star, Willacy, and Webb) for the month of July. The seasonally adjusted national unemployment rate decreased by .1% to 3.9%. 

“McAllen is without a doubt continuing to be the leader throughout the Rio Grande Valley, in terms of growth and opportunity for residents in the area ready to work,” Said McAllen Mayor Jim Darling. “The City of McAllen continues to find ways to diversify the economy, which translates to new jobs replacing old jobs. We will continue to make sure that we work with all entities involved in the employment industry to make sure that there are jobs to be had and a ready workforce to fill them.” 

In fact, jobs seekers may find that opportunity this Saturday, August 25, from 9 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. when the McAllen Public Library hosts their semi-annual job fair. 

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