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Killeen-Temple, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Killeen fell 0.3 percentage points in May 2017 to 4.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Killeen peaked in July 2011 at 8.1% and is now 3.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.3% in January 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Killeen unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.3% -0.1 -0.4
Texas 4.8% -0.2 +0.1
Killeen 4.5% -0.3 +0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2017 data as June 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 5,649 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 7,451 in January 2016, the number of unemployed has now grown by 619. Killeen employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Killeen, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Killeen 8,070 -464 +397

Number of Unemployed Persons

Killeen, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Killeen
Unemployment Rate
Killeen
Unemployed
June
2017
4.4% 4.6%
May
2017
4.3% 4.8% 4.5% 8,070
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
December
2016
4.7% 4.8% 4.5% 7,978
November
2016
4.6% 4.8% 4.4% 7,885
October
2016
4.8% 4.8% 4.5% 7,893
September
2016
4.9% 4.7% 4.5% 7,931
August
2016
4.9% 4.7% 4.5% 7,861
July
2016
4.9% 4.7% 4.4% 7,775

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.