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Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday that Texas will opt out of further federal unemployment compensation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective June 26. This includes the $300 weekly unemployment supplement from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program.


Corsicana's Tigers, who were on their way to the playoffs a year ago when their season was canceled because of COVID-19, have come back strong with a young and talented and determined team that clinched a playoff berth early, and are now ready for the long awaited postseason.


Texas added 30,800 total nonagricultural jobs over the month, marking the ninth consecutive month of job growth. Private sector employment moved in the same direction with an increase of 32,600 positions for the month.

During an election year in which Americans were fragmented politically and socially, we briefly found consensus sharing befuddled stories about how we lost an accurate sense of time during mandated shutdowns.

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Texas added 64,200 total nonagricultural jobs over the month, marking the eighth consecutive month of job growth in Texas. The Texas unemployment rate for December 2020 was 7.2%, down from 8.1% in November 2020.


Texas’ private sector added 65,800 jobs over the month, and the Texas unemployment rate for November was 8.1%, up from 6.9% in October 2020.