Metro San Antonio Unemployment Rate Inches Up in July

The unemployment rate in the eight county San Antonio metro area inched up to 3.3 percent in July, up from a record low 3.2 percent in June, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Workforce Solutions Alamo says many of the job losses in July were seasonal in nature, including the normal drawdown of school employees during summer vacation.

As anybody who has driven around San Antonio has seen, construction is the most vigorous employment sector, with employment in construction up 2.6 percent month-to-month as projects took advantage of sunny weather in July.

Oil and gas industry jobs were off in July, as the falling global price of oil delayed well start-ups..

Despite the uptick, unemployment in the metro remains lower than the statewide (3.4%) and nationwide (3.7%) levels for the month.

1200 WOAI

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