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The Frio County unemployment rate dropped to 5.2 percent in July, down from 6.0 percent the previous month in the Workforce Solutions Alamo (WSA) jobs report.
The unemployment rate is lower than that of the eight-county San Antonio-New Braunfels metropolitan statistical area (MSA) and lower than the 6.0 percent rate for Texas. Frio County’s rate ranked fourth in the 13-county WDA area and 479 people are actively looking and available for work.
Workforce Solutions Alamo (WSA) reports that the July unemployment rate for the eight-county San Antonio-New Braunfels metropolitan statistical area (MSA) is 5.4 percent, a decrease of 0.60 percentage points over the month, from the June rate of 6.0 percent.
The July unemployment rate is lower than the state’s not seasonally adjusted (actual) rate of 6.0 percent. The Texas not-seasonally adjusted (actual) unemployment rate had a decrease of 0.70 percentage points over the month down from a rate of 6.7 percent.
Nationally, the U.S. not seasonally unadjusted (actual) unemployment rate decreased to 5.7 percent in July, down from the 6.1 percent reported in June. The U.S. unemployment rate was 10.5 percent in July 2020. Since July 2020, the unemployment rate dropped 4.8 percentage points.
Summarizing the seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for the state and the nation, the Texas unemployment rate decreased to 6.2 percent from the 6.5 percent in June. This marked the lowest unemployment rate since a March 2020 level of 4.9 percent. Since July 2020, the Texas unemployment rate decreased by 3.1 percentage points from 9.3 percent. Nationally, the U.S. seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 5.4 percent in July, lower than the 5.9 percent reported in June. The U.S. unemployment rate decreased by 4.8 percentage points over the year, from a July 2020 reading of 10.2 percent.
Since July of 2020, 64,200 jobs were added, resulting in an annual increase of 6.4 percent. Five of eleven major industries in the MSA showed monthly job gains: Leisure and Hospitality, Manufacturing, Trade, Transportation and Utilities, Financial Activities, and Information. One industry Mining and Logging held steady. During the month of July most of the major industries reached a positive annual growth rate.
Losses occurred in five major industries: Government, Professional and Business Services, Education and Health Services, Construction, Other Services.
For more information on available workforce programs and services, visit www.workforcesolutions-alamo.org.
Texas Workforce Commission is continuing to offer free online training courses for all Texans through Metrix Learning’s Skillsoft courseware.
Workforce Solutions Alamo released data for the Alamo region that includes Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, McMullen, Medina and Wilson counties. To serve the needs of local communities, Workforce Solutions Alamo depends on accurate employment and unemployment data.
The Workforce Solutions Alamo Board serves as the governing board for the regional workforce system, a network of service providers and contractors that brings people and jobs together. Workforce Solutions Alamo is composed of the 13-county Alamo region. The Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program produces monthly and annual employment, unemployment, and labor force data for Census regions and divisions, States, counties, metropolitan areas, and many cities.