Laredo job market running strong

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LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - Laredo kept its job unemployment rate at a healthy level and so far it remains pretty close to the state’s average of 4.2 percent.

Year to year, there was a 0.3 percent increase.

The state reports it saw more positive employment growth at the beginning of 2019 and for Laredo approximately 300 jobs were added in January most of which came from professional and business but also from leisure and hospitality.

According to Workforce Solutions, there are about 105,900 employed in the Labor Force in Laredo.

Trade and transportation and utilities continue to be the top job sector at 31,900 employees followed by government jobs at just over 23,000.