Turnover among caseworkers grew from 23 percent in fiscal year 2004 to 34 percent in fiscal 2007, the audit found.
In Tarrant County, the turnover rate was 31 percent last year, an official said.
Statewide, workers cited poor working conditions, issues with supervisors and better pay or benefits at another job as reasons for leaving.
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