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Texas Unemployment Rate Rises

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While the Texas unemployment rate rose slightly in the month of August, the Lone Star State's jobless rate still fares better than the rest of the country as a whole.

The Deer Park Broadcaster reported that the Texas unemployment rate for August 2010 was at 8.3 percent, which is slightly up from July's 8.2 percent rate of unemployment. The unemployment rate at the national level was at 9.5 percent for the month of August, which is also an increase from the month of July.

Apparently the most difficult place to find a job in Texas is in the McAllen-Mission area, where the unemployment rate sits at 12.2 percent. The city with the lowest unemployment rate is Midland, with unemployment being only at 5.6 percent.

It can be difficult to cope with the loss of a job. However, if you have been put out of work through no fault of your own, then it's likely that you can qualify to receive unemployment benefits. Many residents of Texas will often have questions on how to file for Unemployment Insurance. It's common for Houston employment lawyers to get involved in an unemployment insurance case if an employer challenges a former employee's unemployment claim. A Houston employment lawyer can also answer specific questions from both current or former employees about the process of filing a claim for unemployment in the state of Texas. See the Texas Workforce Commission's website to find out the state's specific guidelines and qualifications for receiving Unemployment Insurance.

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