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San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for San Antonio fell 0.2 percentage points in May 2016 to 3.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in San Antonio peaked in November 2010 at 7.4% and is now 3.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.5% in February 2016, 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 May 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.7% -0.3 -0.8
Texas 4.4% 0.0 0.0
San Antonio 3.6% -0.2 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2016 data as June metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

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 November 2010 at 75,838. There are now 35,116 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 39,362 in February 2016, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,360. San Antonio employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in San Antonio, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
San Antonio 40,722 -1,661 -1,655

Number of Unemployed Persons

San Antonio, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
San Antonio
Unemployment Rate
San Antonio
Unemployed
June
2016
4.9% 4.5%
May
2016
4.7% 4.4% 3.6% 40,722
April
2016
5.0% 4.4% 3.8% 42,383
March
2016
5.0% 4.3% 3.7% 41,747
February
2016
4.9% 4.3% 3.5% 39,362
January
2016
4.9% 4.5% 3.6% 39,593
December
2015
5.0% 4.6% 3.8% 42,429
November
2015
5.0% 4.6% 3.8% 42,580
October
2015
5.0% 4.5% 3.8% 42,299
September
2015
5.1% 4.5% 3.8% 41,465
August
2015
5.1% 4.4% 3.7% 40,760
July
2015
5.3% 4.4% 3.7% 40,667

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.