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County’s jobless rate increases to 2.8 percent

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Workforce Solutions Alamo has released information indicating that the Kendall County unemployment increased to 2.8 percent in January, higher than the 2.4 percent rate reported in December.

Kendall County’s unemployment rate still registered lower than the overall jobless rate of 3.2 percent for the 13-county Workforce Solutions Alamo area, which also includes Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kerr, Medina, McMullen and Wilson counties. McMullen County registered the lowest unemployment rate amongst the counties at 1.5 percent while Atascosa County registered the highest rate at 3.8 percent.

Comparing the Alamo metro area to the state and nation, the Texas seasonally unadjusted (actual) unemployment rate increased to 3.8 percent in January, higher than the 3.3 percent rate reported in December. The nation’s unadjusted (actual) unemployment rate increased to 4.0 percent in January, up from the 3.4 percent rate reported in December.

Summarizing the seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for the state and the nation, the Texas seasonally adjusted rate remained at 3.5 percent in January, the same 3.5 percent rate reported in December, while the nation’s unemployment rate increased to 3.6 percent for January, up from the 3.5 percent rate reported in December.