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Unemployment in San Marcos decreased in October and was less than the state and national average, according to recently-released figures from the Texas Workforce Commission.

The city’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent in October from 5.9 percent in September after rising as high as 6.6 percent early this summer, according to TWC. Texas’ unemployment rate in September and October was 8.4 and eight percent, respectively. The national rate was 8.8 percent and 8.5 percent in September and October, respectively.

San Marcos monthly unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted):

2010 San Marcos 2011 San Marcos % diff over
previous month
January 6.0 percent  6.1 percent  0.8%
February 5.6 percent 5.8 percent 0.3%
March 5.7 percemt  5.5 percent 0.3%
April 5.4 percent 5.2 percent 0.3%
May 5.4 percent  5.2 percent No change
June  6.4 percent  6.6 percent 1.4%
July  6.2 percent  6.4 percent 0.2%
August  5.9 percent  6.0 percent 0.4%
September  5.4 percent  5.9 percent 0.1%
October  5.3 percent  5.5 percent 0.4%
November 5.5 percent
December  5.3 percent

SOURCE: Texas Workforce Commission

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