Sunday, January 25, 2009
Texas' unemployment rate shoots to 6% in December 2008
The unemployment rate in the the Lone Star State has reached 6% in December 2008 according to the AP.
While Texas' unemployment rate is still below the national average of 7.2% (for December 2008), they have now hit the 6% mark which makes Tier 2 unemployment insurance benefits a possibility for future months.
The Maximum weekly unemployed insurance benefit in Texas is ~$378/week.