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Abilene, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Abilene fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2014 to 4.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Abilene peaked in October 2010 at 6.6% and is now 2.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Abilene unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% +0.1 -1.0
Texas 5.7% 0.0 -0.8
Abilene 4.5% -0.1 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2014 data as March 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 5,556. There are now 1,723 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Abilene employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Abilene, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Abilene 3,833 -79 -473

Number of Unemployed Persons

Abilene, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Abilene
Unemployment Rate
Abilene
Unemployed
March
2014
6.7% 5.5%
February
2014
6.7% 5.7% 4.5% 3,833
January
2014
6.6% 5.7% 4.6% 3,912
December
2013
6.7% 6.0% 4.8% 4,123
November
2013
7.0% 6.1% 4.9% 4,154
October
2013
7.2% 6.2% 4.9% 4,210
September
2013
7.2% 6.3% 5.0% 4,246
August
2013
7.2% 6.4% 5.0% 4,260
July
2013
7.3% 6.4% 5.2% 4,376
June
2013
7.5% 6.4% 5.2% 4,425
May
2013
7.5% 6.4% 5.2% 4,429
April
2013
7.5% 6.4% 5.1% 4,326
March
2013
7.5% 6.4% 5.1% 4,318

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.