Employment Statistics

Below are some statistics when it comes to employment and unemployment in the Rio Grande Valley. 

Unemployment Rate, October 2017

State of Texas - 3.9 

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission - 5.7 

Brownsville-Harlingen - 5.5  

(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Employed, October 2017

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission - 313.8 

Brownsville-Harlingen - 154.4

(*Number of persons, in thousands, not seasonally adjusted. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Labor Force, October 2017

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission - 332.6

Brownsville-Harlingen - 163.3 

(*Number of persons, in thousands, not seasonally adjusted. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Workers' Wages, May 2016

Nationwide Average - $23.86

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission - $16.79 

Brownsville-Harlingen - $16.52

(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Job Issues

"Wage theft is when an employer doesn’t pay a worker in full for their work. Dishonest employers range from small neighborhood businesses to multi-national corporations." - Fuerza del Valle Workers Center

Fuerza del Valle Workers Center - An organization that helps workers in the Rio Grande Valley.

Submit a Wage Claim Under Texas Payday Law - Texas Workforce Commission administers the Texas Payday Law, which assists employees in the recovery of their unpaid wages.

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