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Abilene, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Abilene fell 0.6 percentage points in July 2021 to 4.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.6 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Abilene peaked in April 2020 at 9.2% and is now 4.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.6% in August 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Abilene unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Texas 6.2% -0.3 -3.1
Abilene 4.6% -0.6 -1.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Abilene, Texas, National

Abilene, Texas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Abilene, Texas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Abilene peaked in April 2020 at 6,667. There are now 3,075 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Abilene employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Abilene, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Abilene 3,592 -543 -1,452

Number of Unemployed Persons

Abilene, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Abilene
Unemployment Rate
Abilene
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 6.2% 4.6% 3,592
June
2021
5.9% 6.5% 5.2% 4,135
May
2021
5.8% 6.6% 5.3% 4,193
April
2021
6.1% 6.7% 5.4% 4,263
March
2021
6.0% 6.9% 5.4% 4,260
February
2021
6.2% 6.9% 5.3% 4,166
January
2021
6.3% 6.8% 5.2% 4,079
December
2020
6.7% 6.9% 5.2% 4,078
November
2020
6.7% 7.2% 5.3% 4,157
October
2020
6.9% 7.3% 5.4% 4,268
September
2020
7.8% 7.9% 5.7% 4,437

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.