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Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Austin fell 0.3 percentage points in June 2015 to 3.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Austin peaked in July 2009 at 7.4% and is now 4.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Austin unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate June 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.3% -0.2 -0.8
Texas 4.2% -0.1 -0.8
Austin 3.0% -0.3 -1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with June 2015 data as July metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Austin, Texas, National

Austin, Texas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Austin, Texas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Austin peaked in January 2010 at 66,435. There are now 34,323 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Austin employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Austin, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons June 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Austin 32,112 -2,701 -11,346

Number of Unemployed Persons

Austin, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Austin
Unemployment Rate
Austin
Unemployed
July
2015
5.3% 4.2%
June
2015
5.3% 4.2% 3.0% 32,112
May
2015
5.5% 4.3% 3.3% 34,813
April
2015
5.4% 4.2% 3.4% 35,332
March
2015
5.5% 4.2% 3.3% 35,140
February
2015
5.5% 4.3% 3.4% 36,105
January
2015
5.7% 4.4% 3.6% 37,987
December
2014
5.6% 4.6% 3.7% 39,323
November
2014
5.8% 4.6% 3.8% 40,554
October
2014
5.7% 4.7% 3.9% 41,402
September
2014
5.9% 4.8% 4.0% 42,432
August
2014
6.1% 4.9% 4.1% 43,500

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.