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The Frio County unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in November, up from 4.2 percent the previous month in the Workforce Solutions Alamo (WSA) jobs report.
The unemployment rate is equal to that of the eight-county San Antonio-New Braunfels metropolitan statistical area (MSA) and lower than the 4.5 percent rate for Texas. Frio County’s rate was fourth highest in the 13-county WDA area and 363 people are actively looking and available for work, down from 381 the previous month.
Workforce Solutions Alamo (WSA) reports that the November unemployment rate for the eight-county San Antonio-New Braunfels metropolitan statistical area (MSA) is 4.1%, a decrease of 0.20 percentage points over the month, from the October rate of 4.3%.
The November unemployment rate is lower than the state’s not seasonally adjusted (actual) rate of 4.5%. The Texas not-seasonally adjusted (actual) unemployment rate had a decrease of 0.30 percentage points over the month down from a rate of 4.8%. The Texas November not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is 8.2 percentage points below the peak rate of 12.7 recorded in April 2020. Over the past 12 months the Texas unemployment rate dropped 2.4 percentage points from a reading of 6.9 percent. Nationally, the U.S. not seasonally adjusted (actual) unemployment rate decreased four-tenths of a percentage point to 3.9% in November, down from the 4.3% reported in October. Since November 2020 the U.S. unemployment rate dropped 2.5 percentage points from a reading of 6.4 percent.
Since November of 2020, 49,700 jobs were added, resulting in an annual increase of 4.7%. Nine of eleven major industries in the MSA showed monthly job gains: Trade Transportation and Utilities, Professional and Business Services, Government, Leisure and Hospitality, Financial Activities, Other Services, Information, Mining and Logging, Manufacturing. During the month of November most of the major industries reached a positive annual growth rate. A monthly loss occurred in two major industries: Education and Health Services and Construction.
Workforce Solutions Alamo releases data for the Alamo region that includes Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, McMullen, Medina and Wilson counties.
For additional information about unemployment benefits, contact the Texas Workforce Commission.