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Abilene, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Abilene fell 0.0 percentage points in May 2015 to 3.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Abilene peaked in November 2010 at 7.1% and is now 3.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in February 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Abilene unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.5% +0.1 -0.8
Texas 4.3% +0.1 -0.8
Abilene 3.8% 0.0 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2015 data as June metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Abilene, Texas, National

Abilene, Texas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Abilene, Texas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Abilene peaked in November 2010 at 5,432. There are now 2,505 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,909 in February 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 18. Abilene employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Abilene, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Abilene 2,927 -29 -447

Number of Unemployed Persons

Abilene, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Abilene
Unemployment Rate
Abilene
Unemployed
June
2015
5.3% 4.2%
May
2015
5.5% 4.3% 3.8% 2,927
April
2015
5.4% 4.2% 3.8% 2,956
March
2015
5.5% 4.2% 3.8% 2,925
February
2015
5.5% 4.3% 3.7% 2,909
January
2015
5.7% 4.4% 3.8% 2,911
December
2014
5.6% 4.6% 3.8% 2,953
November
2014
5.8% 4.6% 4.0% 3,046
October
2014
5.7% 4.7% 4.1% 3,125
September
2014
5.9% 4.8% 4.1% 3,185
August
2014
6.1% 4.9% 4.2% 3,252
July
2014
6.2% 5.0% 4.2% 3,272

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.