County jobless numbers drop to 6 percent in August
According to Workforce Solutions Alamo, the Wilson County unemployment rate decreased to 6 percent in August, down from 6.4 percent reported in July, after adjustments made by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Wilson County’s unemployment rate registered slightly higher than the overall jobless rate of 5.9 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 August among the counties at 4 percent, while Atascosa County registered the highest rate at 6.3 percent.
Comparing the Workforce Solutions Alamo metro area to the state and nation, the Texas unadjusted (actual) unemployment rate decreased to 6.3 percent in August, down from 6.7 percent in July. The nation’s unadjusted (actual) unemployment rate also decreased to 7.3 percent in August, down from 7.7 percent reported in July. Comparatively, the state and nation release seasonally adjusted unemployment rates with Texas decreasing to 6.4 percent in August, and the nation’s unemployment rate decreasing to 7.3 percent, down from 7.4 percent reported in July.