The unemployment rate in Abilene has fallen.
Abilene's unemployment rate for August was 5 percent, which is down from 5.5 percent in July, and 5.5 percent in August 2012.
80,100 people were employed in the Abilene metro area in August, while 4,200 remained unemployed.
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Texas fell to 6.4 percent in August, down from 6.5 percent in July, and from 6.8 percent a year ago.
Texas’ unemployment rate remained below the national unemployment rate of 7.3 percent. Between August 2012 and August 2013, Texas has added 274,700 jobs.