The McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area has the highest unemployment rate of any metropolitan region in Texas. Brownsville has the lowest median income at $21,800 a year — 30 percent lower than the statewide median, and 35 percent lower than the national median. El Paso has the highest annual income of Texas' border cities, at $25,717 annually. But the unemployment rate, while lower than in Brownsville and McAllen, still soars up to 10.9 percent, compared to 7.6 percent in Austin-Round Rock and 8.2 percent in San Antonio.There's a link included in the article where you can see how Laredo stacks up. Here are some stats for July 2011: 8.8% unemployment; $23,566 is the median income.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Not that I mind much, but if you're going to talk about the border economy, it would be nice to include Laredo.
Posted by KeyRose at 10:43 AM