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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

San Antonio Teaching Jobs, Medical Jobs Increase 2 Percent

San Antonio teaching jobs (Click here) and medical jobs saw the biggest yearly increase during April as the city's unemployment rate remained even and more workers were added overall.

During April, the San Antonio-New Braunfels area's unemployment rate remained at 7.3 percent percent for the second month in a row, following a decrease from 7.4 percent during March. The area's rate is lower than the national average of 9.9 percent.

The San Antonio area had a total non-farm employment of 829,000 workers during April, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is up from 826,200 workers during March, but a 1.2 percent decrease from last year.

Six industries managed to see a monthly increase in employment during April, including: construction by 300 jobs; trade, transportation and utilities by 200 jobs; financial activities by 200 jobs; education and health services by 900 jobs; leisure and hospitality by 1,800 jobs; and government by 800 jobs.

Employment in the mining and logging industry remained even over the month with 3,300 jobs.

Three industries managed to see a yearly increase in employment, with the education and health services industry adding the most workers. The industry's workforce grew by 2 percent between April 2009 and April 2010 to 124,300 jobs.

The government industry saw the second-largest increase in employment, growing by 1.1 percent over the year to 162,900 jobs. The financial activities industry increased by .9 percent to 64,900 jobs during April of this year.

The information industry took the biggest hit when compared to last year. The industry employed 18,500 workers during April, down from 18,700 workers during March and an 8.9 percent decrease from last year.

Other industries that saw an over-the-year decrease in employment include:
Construction by 6.8 percent
Manufacturing by 5.5 percent
Mining and logging by 2.9 percent
Professional and business services by 2.5 percent
Trade, transportation and utilities by 2.2 percent
Other services by 1.6 percent
Leisure and hospitality by .9 percent

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