Unemployment in San Marcos decreased in December slightly and was less than the state and national average, according to figures the Texas Workforce Commission released Friday.
The city’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.0 percent in December from 5.1 percent in November after rising as high as 6.6 percent early this summer, according to TWC. Texas’ unemployment rate in November and December was 7.5 percent and 7.2 percent, respectively. The national rate was 8.2 percent and 8.3 percent in November and December, respectively.
The unemployment rates from TWC are based on a survey of households and on unemployment claims, among other sources. Survey respondents are considered unemployed who report they have no job but are available and looking for work. The U.S. Department of Labor-Bureau of Labor Statistics partners with TWC to produce the unemployment rate.
San Marcos monthly unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted):
|2010 San Marcos||2011 San Marcos||% diff over
|January||6.0 percent||6.1 percent||0.8%|
|February||5.6 percent||5.8 percent||0.3%|
|March||5.7 percemt||5.5 percent||0.3%|
|April||5.4 percent||5.2 percent||0.3%|
|May||5.4 percent||5.2 percent||No change|
|June||6.4 percent||6.6 percent||1.4%|
|July||6.2 percent||6.4 percent||0.2%|
|August||5.9 percent||6.0 percent||0.4%|
|September||5.4 percent||5.9 percent||0.1%|
|October||5.3 percent||5.5 percent||0.4%|
|November||5.5 percent||5.1 percent||0.4%|
SOURCE: Texas Workforce CommissionEmail | Print