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Abilene, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Abilene fell 0.4 percentage points in May 2020 to 9.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 3.9 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Abilene peaked in April 2020 at 9.5% and is now 0.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Abilene unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Texas 13.0% -0.5 +9.6
Abilene 9.1% -0.4 +6.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 6,695. There are now 3 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Abilene employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Abilene, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Abilene 6,692 -3 +4,403

Number of Unemployed Persons

Abilene, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Abilene
Unemployment Rate
Abilene
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1% 8.6%
May
2020
13.3% 13.0% 9.1% 6,692
April
2020
14.7% 13.5% 9.5% 6,695
March
2020
4.4% 5.1% 4.4% 3,440
February
2020
3.5% 3.5% 3.0% 2,360
January
2020
3.6% 3.5% 3.0% 2,358
December
2019
3.5% 3.5% 3.0% 2,368
November
2019
3.5% 3.5% 3.0% 2,363
October
2019
3.6% 3.5% 3.0% 2,353
September
2019
3.5% 3.5% 2.9% 2,338
August
2019
3.7% 3.5% 2.9% 2,317
July
2019
3.7% 3.5% 2.9% 2,293

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.