Although the industry lost workers over the month, San Antonio government jobs
During June, the San Antonio-New Braunfels area’s unemployment rate increased from 7.1 percent to 7.7 percent, after decreasing from 7.3 percent during May. Despite the latest increase, the area’s rate is still lower than the national average of 9.5 percent.
The San AntonioBureau of Labor Statistics
Only two industries lost jobs on a monthly basis during June, with the education
Employment in the mining and logging and information industries remained even over the month with 3,500 jobs and 18,400 jobs, respectively.
The leisure and hospitality industry added the most workers between May and June, increasing by 2,200 jobs, for a total of 104,600 jobs.
Six other industries saw a monthly increase in employment, including: construction by 900 jobs; professional and business services by 900 jobs; trade, transportation and utilities by 600 jobs; other services by 500 jobs; financial activities by 300 jobs; and manufacturing by 100 jobs.
Four industries managed to add jobs over the year during June, with the mining and logging industry growing by 6.1 percent, accounting for the largest yearly increase. The government industry saw the second-largest increase, growing by 2.3 percent over the year, for a total of 163,000 jobs.
The education and health services industry increased by 1.1 percent over the year to 123,300 jobs, while the financial activities industry grew by .9 percent to 65,500 workers.
The information industry took the biggest hit over the year, losing 6.6 percent of its workforce between June 2009 and June 2010.
Other industries that saw an over-the-year decrease in employment include:
- Construction by 3.5 percent
- Manufacturing by 3 percent
- Other services by 2.8 percent
- Trade, transportation and utilities by 1.5 percent
- Leisure and hospitality by 1.4 percent
- Professional and business services by .8 percent