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Frio jobless rate drops to three percent

The Frio County unemployment rate dropped to 3.0 percent in April, down from the 3.5-percent rate of the previous month in the Workforce Solutions Alamo (WSA) jobs report.
The unemployment rate is lower than the 3.4-percent rate of the 13-county Workforce Development Area and lower than the 3.7-percent rate for Texas. Frio County’s rate was fourth lowest in the 13-county WDA area and 283 people are actively looking and available for work.
Workforce Solutions Alamo (WSA) released April 2023 unemployment data for the Alamo Region including Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, McMullen, Medina, and Wilson counties.
Workforce Solutions Alamo reports the April 2023 unadjusted unemployment rate for the eight-county San Antonio-New Braunfels Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) decreased to 3.4 percent, lower than the rate of 3.9 in March 2023, according to reports released by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The 3.4-percent unemployment rate represents 43,973 people seeking meaningful employment out of a total labor force of 1,286,856 people. The region’s April 2023 unemployment rate is lower than the state’s unadjusted (actual) rate of 3.7 percent.
April 2023 unemployment rates for each of the 13 counties Workforce Solutions Alamo serves can be accessed at Workforce Solutions Alamo Labor Market Data Page.
Since April of 2022, 46,900 jobs were added in the MSA, resulting in an annual increase of 4.2 percent.
The labor force grew by 43,290 people year-over-year to 1,286,856 in April 2023 up from 1,243,566 in April 2022.