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Midland unemployment shows continued improvement

​​MIDLAND – Local unemployment continued trending downward last month​​ as the pandemic and oil downturn began to ease.  

The unemployment rate fell from 9.5 percent in July to 8.1 percent in August. However, the rate remains well above the 2.3 percent recorded last year​.

The civilian labor force increased by 4,000 over the month to 106,263 people. However, that number is still 10,500 below last year’s levels.

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