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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 April 2017 to 4.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in San Antonio peaked in November 2010 at 7.4% and is now 3.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.6% in January 2016, 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 April 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.4% -0.1 -0.6
Texas 5.0% 0.0 +0.4
San Antonio 4.0% -0.2 +0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2017 data as May 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 29,248 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 40,518 in August 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 6,072. San Antonio employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in San Antonio, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
San Antonio 46,590 -1,613 +4,360

Number of Unemployed Persons

San Antonio, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
San Antonio
Unemployment Rate
San Antonio
Unemployed
May
2017
4.3% 4.8%
April
2017
4.4% 5.0% 4.0% 46,590
March
2017
4.5% 5.0% 4.2% 48,203
February
2017
4.7% 4.9% 4.1% 47,310
January
2017
4.8% 4.8% 3.8% 43,923
December
2016
4.7% 4.8% 3.9% 44,812
November
2016
4.6% 4.8% 3.8% 44,089
October
2016
4.8% 4.8% 3.8% 43,976
September
2016
4.9% 4.7% 3.8% 43,875
August
2016
4.9% 4.7% 3.8% 43,156
July
2016
4.9% 4.7% 3.7% 42,327
June
2016
4.9% 4.7% 3.7% 41,679

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.