County jobless numbers rise in June
According to Workforce Solutions Alamo, the Wilson County unemployment rate increased to 4.7 percent in June, up from 4.2 percent reported in May.
The county’s unemployment rate registered lower than the overall jobless rate of 5 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. Atascosa County registered the highest rate at 5.3 percent.
Comparing the Workforce Solutions Alamo 12-county area of 5 percent to the state and nation, the Texas unadjusted (actual) unemployment rate increased to 5.5 percent in June, up from 5.1 percent in May. The nation’s unadjusted (actual) unemployment rate increased to 6.3 percent in June, up from 6.1 percent reported in May. Comparatively, the state and nation release seasonally adjusted unemployment rates, with Texas holding steady at 5.1 percent in June, and the nation’s unemployment rate decreasing to 6.1 percent, down from 6.3 percent reported for May.