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Jobless rate in Bexar County increases to 4.2%

According to Workforce Solutions Alamo's most recent jobs report, the rate is 1.1% higher than what was reported in February.

SAN ANTONIO — We're getting a better look at the economic impact the coronavirus pandemic has had in Bexar County.

According to a recent report from Workforce Solutions Alamo, the unemployment rate in Bexar County increased to 4.2% in March, which is 1.1% higher than what was reported in February (3.1%). 

This rate is the same overall jobless rate that was seen in March for the 13-county Workforce Solutions area; that area includes Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, McMullen and Wilson counties. 

Per the report, this year's increase of 4.7% in March on a state-level (the unemployment rate for the state), is the largest February to March increase in the history of the series which began in 1976. The rate reported in February at the state-level was 3.5%. 

For more information on available workforce programs and services, you can visit the WFS website here.

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