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December 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 3.7 PERCENT
(January 21, 2021) San Antonio, Texas – Workforce Solutions Alamo (WSA) reports that the December unemployment rate for the eight-county San Antonio-New Braunfels metropolitan statistical area (MSA) is 3.7 %, a decrease of 0.40 percentage points over the month, from the November rate of 4.1%. Since December of 2020 the San Antonio-New Braunfels MSA unemployment rate dropped 2.3 percentage points from a rate of 6.0%. The December unemployment rate for the San Antonio-New Braunfels metropolitan statistical area (MSA) is lower than the state’s not seasonally adjusted (actual) rate of 4.3%.
Summarizing the not-seasonally adjusted (actual) unemployment rates for the state and the nation, the Texas not-seasonally adjusted (actual) rate decreased two-tenths of a percentage point over the month, down from a rate of 4.5% in November. Over the past 12 months the Texas not-seasonally adjusted (actual) unemployment rate dropped nine times. Since December 2020, the state unemployment rate dropped 2.4 percentage points from a reading of 6.7 percent. Nationally, the U.S. not seasonally adjusted (actual) unemployment rate decreased two-tenths of a percentage point to 3.7% in December, down from the 3.9% reported in November. Over the last 12 months the U.S. not-seasonally adjusted (actual) unemployment rate decreased 10 times. Since December 2020 the US unemployment rate dropped 2.8 percentage points from a reading of 6.5 percent.
Summarizing the seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for the state and the nation, the Texas unemployment rate decreased to 5.0% from the 5.2% in November. Since December 2020, the Texas unemployment rate decreased by 1.9 percentage point from reading of 6.9%. This marked the lowest unemployment rate since a March 2020 level of 4.9 percent. The U.S. seasonally adjusted rate decreased over the month by 0.3 percentage points to 3.9, which marked the sixth consecutive monthly decrease. This was the lowest unemployment rate since a February 2020 level of 3.5 percent. Since December 2020 the US seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 2.8 percentage points from a reading of 6.7 percent.
Since December of 2020, 43,800 jobs were added, resulting in an annual increase of 4.2%. Five of eleven major industries in the MSA showed monthly job gains: Trade Transportation and Utilities, Professional and Business Services, Information, Government, and Manufacturing. One industry remained steady: Mining and Logging. During the month of December most of the major industries reached a positive annual growth rate. A monthly job loss occurred in five major industries: Leisure and Hospitality, Education and Health Services, Other Services, Financial Activity, and Construction.