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Grayson County , Texas is located just 60 miles north of Dallas in the North Texas region. The city of Sherman is the county seat of Grayson County, a community of 36,000 residents and home to several Fortune 100 industries as well as to Austin College, a vibrant arts community, and abundant recreational opportunities. Excellent schools, beautiful scenery, and a variety of shopping, restaurants and hotels add to the community.

TOP 20 EMPLOYERS OF GRAYSON COUNTY:
ALCOA BUILDING PRODUCTS INC
AMERICAL BANK OF TEXAS
AUSTIN COLLEGE
CONNECTICUT GENERAL LIFE INS CO
COOPER B-LINE INC
DENISON ISD
ETHICON INC
FISHER CONTROLS INTERNATIONAL INC
GRAYSON COUNTY COLLEGE
KAISER ALUMINUM & CHEMICAL CORP
KWIKSET CORPORATION
MEMC SOUTHWEST INC
QUALITY HOME HEALTH CARE INC
RAYTHEON TI SYSTEMS
SHERMAN ISD
TEXAS ELECTRIC UTILITY CONSTRUCTION INC
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TEXOMA MEDICAL CENTER INC
WAL-MART ASSOCIATES INC
WILSON N JONES REGIONAL HEALTH SYSTEMS

The county civilian labor force was 49,895 in March 2002 reflecting an increase from the March 2001 level of 50,083. According to the Texas Workforce Commission, total unemployment in March 2002 was 3,395 contrasted to the March 2001 total of 2,190. The Grayson County unemployment rate for March 2002 was 6.8 percent compared to the March 2001 rate of 4.4 percent. The statewide unemployment rate was 5.6 percent in March 2002 and 4.2 percent in March 2001. In the first quarter of 2001, Grayson County had 43,613 employed persons and an average weekly wage of $613.

Industries providing employment in Grayson County:
Natural Resources & Mining
Construction
Manufacturing
Trade, Transportation & Utilities
Information
Professional & Business Services
Education & Health Services
Leisure & Hospitality
Federal Government
State Government
Local Government



 

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