Figures from the Texas Workforce Commission showed mixed results in the unemployment figures in Palo Pinto County. The October unemployment rate in the county was at 6 percent, down from 6.2 percent in September. That compares to an unemployment rate of 5.8 percent in October 2012. However, the October workforce, reported as 14,575, was smaller than September but higher than October 2012. In September, that figure was 14,744 and a year ago, the workforce numbered 14,420. Figures also show there were 13,697 employed in October, down 134 from September's figure of 13,831. In October 2012, there were 13,581 employed. TWC also reported there were 878 unemployed last month, down 35 from the 913 the previous month and 39 more unemployed than reported a year ago.