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Killeen-Temple, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Killeen rose 0.2 percentage points in November 2017 to 3.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Killeen peaked in July 2011 at 8.1% and is now 4.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.5% in October 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Killeen unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Texas 3.8% -0.1 -1.0
Killeen 3.7% +0.2 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Killeen, Texas, National

Killeen, Texas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Killeen, Texas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Killeen peaked in September 2011 at 13,719. There are now 7,103 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 6,340 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 276. Killeen employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Killeen, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Killeen 6,616 +276 -1,269

Number of Unemployed Persons

Killeen, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Killeen
Unemployment Rate
Killeen
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 3.8% 3.7% 6,616
October
2017
4.1% 3.9% 3.5% 6,340
September
2017
4.2% 4.0% 3.8% 6,866
August
2017
4.4% 4.2% 4.0% 7,185
July
2017
4.3% 4.3% 3.9% 6,861
June
2017
4.3% 4.6% 4.2% 7,399
May
2017
4.3% 4.8% 4.5% 8,074
April
2017
4.4% 5.0% 4.8% 8,534
March
2017
4.5% 5.0% 4.9% 8,787
February
2017
4.7% 4.9% 4.8% 8,641
January
2017
4.8% 4.8% 4.5% 8,078

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.