The national unemployment rate has increased from 9.5% to 9.6%. See report. 54,000 government jobs were lost during the month of August. That loss is probably due to the loss of census jobs. But, there was an increase of 67,000 private sector jobs. In Texas, the unemployment rate rose slightly from 8.2% to 8.3%. See report. But, in San Antonio, unemployment actually went down from 7.7% to 7.6%.