10 Cities With the Worst Jobless Rates in America

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas

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Jobless rate: 5.6%

Rate change from 2018: Up 0.1 percentage point

Over the last 10 years, the state of Texas has seen a steady decline in the unemployment rate.

Unfortunately, the cities within the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission metro area — in the Rio Grande Valley region along the border with Mexico — have not followed the same trajectory. The region has an unemployment rate more than 2 percentage points above the state’s 3.4% rate.

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