Rockwall County continues to recover economically from the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, but still has a long way to go.
More than 3,000 jobs were added to businesses in the county between May and June, but the increase was not enough to overcome the highest unemployment in more than a decade, according to a report by the Texas Workforce Commission.
Rockwall County recorded 7.2 percent unemployment last month, down from 10.7 percent from May, but more than double the 3.3 percent reported in June 2019.
The unemployment rate was highest reported for the county during June since 2009 when the county recorded 7.9 percent unemployment.
There were 47,434 people reported as employed in the county during June, representing an increase of 3,141 jobs since May, but 2,821 fewer than in June 2019
A total of 3,721 people were reported to have filed for unemployment in Rockwall County during June, a decrease of 1,593 job seekers since May, but 2,028 more than in June of last year. Last month’s unemployment statistics were also the highest in Rockwall County during June since 2009 when 3,143 people were reported unemployed.