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First Edition's Labor Market Report: December

Unemployment went up inexplicably. Monika de la Garza with the Work Force Solutions of the Coastal bend dialed into where there were positive gains.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Unemployment in the Coastal Bend rose December slightly from the month before to 4.6%. Monika de la Garza, with the Work Force Solutions of the Coastal Bend agreed one explanation could be people who were not filing for unemployment up to that point recently went back and sought governmental help.

Despite a decrease in an otherwise positive unemployment trend in the Coastal Bend, employers are hiring. De la Garza added 3,953 job openings were posted in WorkinTexas.com.

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