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August 2021 Employment Data:
Workforce Solutions Alamo releases monthly data from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC.) Our data team then analyzes the data to provide monthly reports by County and City.
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UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN SAN ANTONIO-NEW BRAUNFELS MSA DECREASES TO 4.8 PERCENT
(September 17, 2021) San Antonio, Texas – Workforce Solutions Alamo (WSA) reports that the August unemployment rate for the eight-county San Antonio-New Braunfels metropolitan statistical area (MSA) is 4.8 %, a decrease of 0.60 percentage points over the month, from the July rate of 5.4%. The August unemployment rate is lower than the state’s not seasonally adjusted (actual) rate of 5.3%. The Texas not-seasonally adjusted (actual) unemployment rate had a decrease of 0.70 percentage points over the month down from a rate of 6.0%. The Texas August unemployment rate is 7.4 percentage points below the peak rate of 12.7 recorded in April 2020. Nationally, the U.S. not seasonally adjusted (actual) unemployment rate decreased to 5.3% in August, down from the 5.7% reported in July. The U.S. unemployment rate was 8.5% in August 2020. Since August 2020, the unemployment rate dropped 3.2 percentage points.
Summarizing the seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for the state and the nation, the Texas unemployment rate decreased to 5.9% from the 6.2% in July. Since August 2020, the Texas unemployment rate decreased by 1.0 percentage point from 6.9%. Nationally, the U.S. seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 5.2% in August, lower than the 5.4% reported in July. The U.S. unemployment rate decreased by 3.2 percentage points over the year, from an August 2020 reading of 8.4%.
Since August of 2020, 49,800 jobs were added, resulting in an annual increase of 4.9%. Four of eleven major industries in the MSA showed monthly job gains: Education and Health Services , Professional and Business Services, Trade, Transportation and Utilities, and Information. One industry, Mining and Logging held steady. During the month of August most of the major industries reached a positive annual growth rate.
Losses occurred in six major industries: Leisure and Hospitality, Construction, Financial Activities, Government, Other Services, and Manufacturing.