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Abilene, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Abilene fell 0.0 percentage points in August 2014 to 4.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.3 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Abilene peaked in November 2010 at 6.6% and is now 2.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.0% in June 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Abilene unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% -0.1 -1.1
Texas 5.3% +0.2 -1.1
Abilene 4.0% 0.0 -1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2014 data as September 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 2,199 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,326 in July 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 24. Abilene employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Abilene, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Abilene 3,350 +24 -897

Number of Unemployed Persons

Abilene, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Abilene
Unemployment Rate
Abilene
Unemployed
September
2014
5.9%
August
2014
6.1% 5.3% 4.0% 3,350
July
2014
6.2% 5.1% 4.0% 3,326
June
2014
6.1% 5.1% 4.0% 3,335
May
2014
6.3% 5.1% 4.1% 3,473
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

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.