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August 20, 2014 | 3,539 views | 2 comments

Workforce Solutions Alamo has released information indicating that the Wilson County unemployment rate increased to 4.8 percent in July, up from 4.7 percent reported in June.

Wilson County’s unemployment rate registered lower than the overall jobless rate of 5.2 percent for the 12-county Workforce Solutions Alamo area, which includes Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, and Wilson counties. Gillespie County registered the lowest unemployment rate in July among the counties at 3.5 percent while Atascosa County registered the highest rate at 5.4 percent.

Comparing the Workforce Solutions Alamo metro area to the state and nation, the Texas unadjusted (actual) unemployment rate increased to 5.6 percent in July, up from 5.5 percent in June. The nation’s unadjusted (actual) unemployment rate also increased to 6.5 percent in July, up from 6.3 percent reported in June. Comparatively, the state and nation released seasonally adjusted unemployment rates with Texas holding at 5.1 percent in July, and the nation’s unemployment rate increasing to 6.2 percent in July, up from 6.1 percent reported in June.
 

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Turbo  
Wilson County  
August 26, 2014 7:45pm
 
Hes not trying to be funny. It is the absolute truth.

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
August 26, 2014 1:05pm
 
With all the job opportunities available in this area it is puzzling to me that the unemployment rate can go up. Oh wait, all those jobs require drug tests!

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