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June 26, 2013 | 2,652 views | 2 comments

The Wilson County unemployment rate has increased to 5.9 percent in May, up from 5.4 percent reported in April.

Wilson County’s unemployment rate registered lower than the overall jobless rate of 6.2 percent for the 12-county Workforce Solutions Alamo area, which includes Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, and Wilson counties.

Comparing the Work-force Solutions Alamo metro area to the state and nation, the Texas unadjusted (actual) unemployment rate increased to 6.5 percent in May, up from 6.1 percent in April. The nation’s unadjusted (actual) unemployment rate increased to 7.3 percent in May, up from 7.1 percent reported in April. Comparatively, the state and nation release seasonally adjusted unemployment rates with Texas at 6.4 percent in May, and the nation’s unemployment rate at 7.6 percent.
 

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Publius Valerius Publicola  
Rome, Tx.  
July 2, 2013 2:22pm
 
Muse I think you meant to say pass the drug test. The only ones getting drubbed around here are the taxpayers. Wonder how many elected officials would be unemployed if they had to pass the drug test. Hmmmmm.

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
July 2, 2013 1:46pm
 
We need to think about why Wilson unemployment rate would increase with the jobs created by the current oil boom. A. 5.9% of our citizens cannot pass the drub test. B. More spare time if you are on welfare. C. 99 weeks on the ... More ›

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