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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 October 2016 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 3.5% in February 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare San Antonio unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.9% -0.1 -0.1
Texas 4.7% -0.1 +0.2
San Antonio 3.8% -0.2 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2016 data as November 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 33,233 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 3,243. San Antonio employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in San Antonio, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
San Antonio 42,605 -2,045 +306

Number of Unemployed Persons

San Antonio, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
San Antonio
Unemployment Rate
San Antonio
Unemployed
November
2016
4.6%
October
2016
4.9% 4.7% 3.8% 42,605
September
2016
5.0% 4.8% 4.0% 44,650
August
2016
4.9% 4.7% 3.9% 43,339
July
2016
4.9% 4.6% 3.7% 41,714
June
2016
4.9% 4.5% 3.6% 39,998
May
2016
4.7% 4.4% 3.6% 40,703
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

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.