Department of Numbers

NOTE: It looks like there won't be any metro employment/unemployment updates for the next few months. The BLS is reworking the data based on new OMB geographic delineations and won't be able to release updates until at least (and probably later than) April 21st. More here. I'll update the data as soon as it's available. Sorry folks.

San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for San Antonio fell 0.2 percentage points in December 2014 to 4.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in San Antonio peaked in November 2010 at 7.6% and is now 3.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare San Antonio unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate December 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.6% -0.2 -1.1
Texas 4.6% 0.0 -1.0
San Antonio 4.4% -0.2 -1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with December 2014 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 July 2011 at 77,737. There are now 30,983 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 December 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
San Antonio 46,754 -2,295 -13,561

Number of Unemployed Persons

San Antonio, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
San Antonio
Unemployment Rate
San Antonio
Unemployed
March
2015
5.5% 4.2%
February
2015
5.5% 4.3%
January
2015
5.7% 4.4%
December
2014
5.6% 4.6% 4.4% 46,754
November
2014
5.8% 4.6% 4.6% 49,049
October
2014
5.7% 4.7% 4.7% 49,552
September
2014
5.9% 4.8% 4.7% 49,685
August
2014
6.1% 4.9% 4.7% 49,481
July
2014
6.2% 5.0% 4.6% 48,917
June
2014
6.1% 5.0% 4.7% 49,467
May
2014
6.3% 5.1% 4.9% 51,488
April
2014
6.2% 5.2% 5.0% 52,699

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.