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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 June 2015 to 3.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in San Antonio peaked in November 2010 at 7.4% and is now 3.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare San Antonio 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
San Antonio 3.5% -0.2 -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: 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 75,948. There are now 38,103 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. San Antonio employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in San Antonio, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons June 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
San Antonio 37,845 -3,247 -12,544

Number of Unemployed Persons

San Antonio, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
San Antonio
Unemployment Rate
San Antonio
Unemployed
July
2015
5.3% 4.2%
June
2015
5.3% 4.2% 3.5% 37,845
May
2015
5.5% 4.3% 3.7% 41,092
April
2015
5.4% 4.2% 3.8% 41,425
March
2015
5.5% 4.2% 3.7% 41,223
February
2015
5.5% 4.3% 3.8% 41,456
January
2015
5.7% 4.4% 3.9% 43,102
December
2014
5.6% 4.6% 4.0% 44,323
November
2014
5.8% 4.6% 4.2% 46,011
October
2014
5.7% 4.7% 4.3% 47,271
September
2014
5.9% 4.8% 4.4% 48,479
August
2014
6.1% 4.9% 4.5% 49,762

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.