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Refugio County BY THE NUMBERS 2013 Population 7,204 Employment 4,452 Unemployment Rate 4.4% Wages Per Employee $48,885 Average Personal Income $48,903 Sales Volume ($ mil) 233 Refugio county 10 Government 27.2% Other Services (except Public Admin) 3.4% Accommodation & Food Services 10.7% Health Care & Social Assistance 6.8% U.S. 8 Texas 6 4 2 2010 2011 2012 2013 0 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 overall healthy labor market, wages and personal income have also risen at rates above the state and national averages. Industry Composition by Employment, 2013 Unclassified Industry 0.4% Change From 2008 -3.0% 16.5% 0.4% 30.1% 35.4% 51.0% Unemployment Rate Employment Growth has shown 10% considerable stability in economic development 5% in recent years. The economy rebounded from the depths of the last 0% 2008 2009 economic downturn in 2009 with average annualized -5% employment growth around 3 percent in the past three years. Its local labor market has also improved at a steady pace. The current unemployment rate below 4 percent is among the lowest in the region. With an Change From 2012 -0.8% 2.5% -0.3% 3.5% 9.2% 4.5% Agriculture 2.8% Mining 17.9% Utilities 0.5% Co