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San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for San Antonio fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2014 to 4.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in San Antonio peaked in November 2010 at 7.6% and is now 2.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.6% in July 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare San Antonio unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.9% -0.2 -1.3
Texas 5.2% -0.1 -1.1
San Antonio 4.7% 0.0 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1

Unemployment Rate: San Antonio, Texas, National

San Antonio, Texas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

San Antonio, Texas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in San Antonio peaked in July 2011 at 77,737. There are now 27,986 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 48,917 in July 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 834. San Antonio employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in San Antonio, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
San Antonio 49,751 +270 -11,838

Number of Unemployed Persons

San Antonio, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
San Antonio
Unemployment Rate
San Antonio
Unemployed
September
2014
5.9% 5.2% 4.7% 49,751
August
2014
6.1% 5.3% 4.7% 49,481
July
2014
6.2% 5.1% 4.6% 48,917
June
2014
6.1% 5.1% 4.7% 49,467
May
2014
6.3% 5.1% 4.9% 51,488
April
2014
6.3% 5.2% 5.0% 52,699
March
2014
6.7% 5.5% 5.2% 54,930
February
2014
6.7% 5.7% 5.4% 56,610
January
2014
6.6% 5.7% 5.5% 57,422
December
2013
6.7% 6.0% 5.7% 60,315
November
2013
7.0% 6.1% 5.8% 60,692
October
2013
7.2% 6.2% 5.8% 61,139
September
2013
7.2% 6.3% 5.9% 61,589

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.