Rio Grande Valley unemployment rates among highest in Texas


BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The Texas Workforce Commission releasing the latest unemployment numbers for August 2019.

According the agency, Texas continues an all-time record low unemployment rate at 3.4 percent. While there was an overall decrease to the rate from previous years, cities in the Rio Grande Valley continue to be at the bottom of the list with some of the highest unemployment rates in the state.

The Brownsville Harlingen area remain above 5.6 percent. Similarly, the McAllen, Edindburg, Mission area have a high unemployment rate of 6.4 percent.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Stay Connected


About Border Report

The mission of is to provide real-time delivery of the untold local stories about people living, working and migrating along the U.S. border with Mexico. The information is gathered by experienced and trusted Nexstar Media Group journalists hired specifically to cover the border.

Trending Stories

Inside RGV Politics

More Inside RGV Politics