McALLEN — Employment numbers in South Texas continued to improve in February while retail sales in the region held steady in March, a mostly positive trend that has sustained for more than a year.
Cameron County saw a 6.3 percent unemployment rate in February while Hidalgo County saw a 6.6 percent unemployment rate. McAllen had the lowest unemployment rate in the Rio Grande Valley with a 4.6 percent; Edinburg was not far behind with 4.9 percent; and Harlingen was third in the Valley with 5.8 percent, according to numbers released by the Texas Workforce Commission.
The government sector helped add an estimated 1,500 more jobs, according to Mike Willis of Texas Workforce Solutions, primarily public education and law enforcement. The healthcare sector was