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Abilene, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Abilene fell 0.1 percentage points in May 2014 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Abilene peaked in November 2010 at 6.6% and is now 2.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Abilene unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.3% 0.0 -1.2
Texas 5.1% -0.1 -1.3
Abilene 4.1% -0.1 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2014 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 5,549. There are now 2,075 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Abilene employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Abilene, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Abilene 3,474 -56 -839

Number of Unemployed Persons

Abilene, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Abilene
Unemployment Rate
Abilene
Unemployed
June
2014
6.1% 5.1%
May
2014
6.3% 5.1% 4.1% 3,474
April
2014
6.3% 5.2% 4.2% 3,530
March
2014
6.7% 5.5% 4.4% 3,695
February
2014
6.7% 5.7% 4.5% 3,804
January
2014
6.6% 5.7% 4.6% 3,876
December
2013
6.7% 6.0% 4.8% 4,084
November
2013
7.0% 6.1% 4.9% 4,119
October
2013
7.2% 6.2% 5.0% 4,162
September
2013
7.2% 6.3% 5.0% 4,206
August
2013
7.2% 6.4% 5.1% 4,247
July
2013
7.3% 6.4% 5.1% 4,276
June
2013
7.5% 6.4% 5.1% 4,294

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.