Sunday, November 22, 2015

BEXAR CO. JOBLESS RATE AT 3.8 PERCENT IN OCTOBER


SAN ANTONIO – Workforce Solutions Alamo released information today indicating that the Bexar County unemployment rate increased to 3.8 percent in October, up from 3.7 percent reported in September. 

     Bexar County’s unemployment rate registered equal to the overall jobless rate of 3.8 percent for the 12-county Workforce Solutions Alamo area, which includes Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Medina and Wilson counties.  Gillespie County registered the lowest unemployment rate in September amongst the counties at 3.0 percent while Atascosa County registered the highest rate at 4.9 percent.

Comparing the Workforce Solutions Alamo workforce development area (WDA) to the state and nation, the Texas unadjusted (actual) unemployment rate increased to 4.5 percent in October, up from 4.4 percent in September.  The nation’s unadjusted (actual) unemployment rate decreased to 4.8 percent in October, down from 4.9 percent reported in September.   Comparatively, the state and nation release seasonally adjusted unemployment rates with Texas increasing to 4.4 percent, and the nation’s unemployment rate decreasing to 5.0 percent.

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