San Antonio-New Braunfels Named Second Fastest-Growing Metro Area in June
The San Antonio-New Braunfels area was Texas’ second fastest-growing metro area by annual growth rate for June, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) said on Twitter Wednesday.
Austin-Round Rock was number one at 7.1%, San Antonio-New Braunfels ranked second at 6.7%, Dalla-Plano-Irving MD ranked third at 6.6%, Beaumont-Port Arthur ranked fourth at 6.3%, and Sherman-Denison was fifth at 5.8%.
The numbers were prepared by the Texas Workforce Commission’s Labor Market and Career Information Department in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In a statement July 16, TWC said Texas’ unemployment rate fell to 6.5% in June, down 0.1 percentage points from a revised rate of 6.6% in May.
To see civilian labor force estimates for the San Antonio-New Braunfels metropolitan statistical area, click here.
“Texas is open for business and we continue to add jobs,” said TWC Chairman Bryan Daniel. “TWC’s programs aim to aid in this growth by connecting people to jobs, and with a new focus on ending the middle skills gap in our state, we’re offering pathways to successful careers for all Texans and building a workforce with skills that are most in demand by employers.”
In June, the Leisure and Hospitality industry continued to grow, adding 19,000 jobs. Professional and Business Services increased by 13,200 positions. Also of note, Education and Health Services employment gained 9,500 jobs over the month.
“This month continues to show new career opportunities and job growth for Texans across the state with over 55,000 jobs added,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Julian Alvarez. “Job seekers in Texas have access to programs through TWC like Metrix Learning to brush up on skills to prepare for the employment opportunities available across the state.”