The Texas Workforce Commission released data that shows Abilene's unemployment rate did inch up, but only slightly.
For December, the rate went from 4.6 to 4.7 percent for the city.
Statewide, the percentage slipped a tenth of a percent to 6.1 percent.
Midland had the lowest rate in the state of Texas. The oil boom contributing to an extremely low rate of 3.1 percent.