More San Antonio government jobs were lost over the last month than jobs in any other industry. Visit http://sanantonio.jobing.com/cat/government
to learn more.
During July, the unemployment rate in Texas remained at 8.2 percent for the second month in a row, which is lower than the national average of 9.5 percent. The San Antonio
area had an unemployment rate of 7.7 percent during June, but the July rate has yet to be released.
The San Antonio-New Braunfels area had a total non-farm employment of 820,300 workers during July. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
, this is down from 837,100 workers during June, but only a .1 percent drop from last year.
The majority of the monthly employment decline came from the government industry, which lost 6,500 jobs between June and July. The majority of the yearly decrease came from the information industry, which has lost 6.2 percent of its workforce since 2009.
Four other industries lost workers over the month, including: education and health services by 1,100 jobs; professional and business services by 900 jobs; construction by 300 jobs; and information by 200 jobs.
Six other industries saw a yearly decrease in employment during July, including:
- Construction by 3.5 percent
- Other services by 2.2 percent
- Manufacturing by .9 percent
- Trade, transportation and utilities by .6 percent
- Leisure and hospitality by .6 percent
- Education and health services by .2 percent
Employment in the other services industry remained even over the month with 30,700 jobs, while employment in the professional and business services industry remained even over the year with 98,000 workers.
On the positive side, five industries managed to see a monthly increase in employment
, including: trade, transportation and utilities by 400 jobs; financial activities by 300 jobs; leisure and hospitality by 300 jobs; mining and logging by 100 jobs; and manufacturing by 100 jobs.
Only three industries managed to experience a yearly increase in employment during July, including: mining and logging by 5.9 percent, government by 2.6 percent, and financial activities by 1.1 percent.
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