Workforce

Labor Force and Unemployment
August 2010 Total Labor Force Number Unemployed Unemployment Rate
County of Cameron 157,680 18,400 11.7%
County of Hidalgo 305,552 37,341 12.2%
County of Starr 24,195 4,301 17.3%
County of Willacy 8,431 1,178 14.0%
State of Texas 12,190,876 1,021,742 8.4%
2009 Avg Annual*
County of Cameron 151,517 15,016 9.9%
County of Hidalgo 296,764 31,527 10.6%
County of Starr 24,509 4,084 16.7%
County of Willacy 8,282 1,021 12.3%
State of Texas 11,930,847 910,621 7.6%
2008 Avg Annual*
County of Cameron 146,027 9,914 6.8%
County of Hidalgo 282,401 20,744 7.3%
County of Starr 7,814 706 9.0%
County of Willacy 22,107 2,625 11.9%
State of Texas 5.7%
2007 Avg Annual*
County of Cameron 143,314 8,562 6.0%
County of Hidalgo 272,708 17,958 6.6%
County of Starr 7,567 616 8.1%
County of Willacy 21,342 2,267 10.6%
State of Texas 4.3%
Source: Texas Labor Market Information, www.tracer2.com (as of August 2010)
*Not seasonally adjusted