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San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for San Antonio fell 0.1 percentage points in December 2015 to 3.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in San Antonio peaked in November 2010 at 7.4% and is now 3.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.4% in July 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare San Antonio unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.0% 0.0 -0.6
Texas 4.7% +0.1 +0.1
San Antonio 3.8% -0.1 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with December 2015 data as January 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 33,649 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 37,506 in July 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 4,793. San Antonio employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in San Antonio, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
San Antonio 42,299 -632 -2,024

Number of Unemployed Persons

San Antonio, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
San Antonio
Unemployment Rate
San Antonio
Unemployed
January
2016
4.9%
December
2015
5.0% 4.7% 3.8% 42,299
November
2015
5.0% 4.6% 3.9% 42,931
October
2015
5.0% 4.4% 3.8% 41,661
September
2015
5.1% 4.2% 3.6% 39,196
August
2015
5.1% 4.1% 3.4% 37,561
July
2015
5.3% 4.2% 3.4% 37,506
June
2015
5.3% 4.2% 3.5% 37,827
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

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.