The metro San Antonio job creation machine continues working overdrive, as the eight county region has created nearly 24,000 new jobs in the past year, 1200 WOAI news reports.

  Workforce Solutions Alamo says almost every one of the eleven different sectors of employment has seen an increase in jobs over the month and over the year, with leisure and hospitality and trade, transportation and utilities showing strong gains.

  The local unemployment rate rose from 4.4% in April to 4.7% in May, but that is largely due to a continuing increase in the size of the total workforce in the eight county area.  Families waited until school was out, and then began to head to San Antonio to take advantage of the area's booming economy. The size of the total workforce, at 1,058,000, is by far the largest it has ever been.

  The average weekly wage in the private sector in the eight county metro, according to Workforce Solutions Alamo, is $716.15.