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Abilene, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Abilene fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 3.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Abilene peaked in April 2020 at 8.8% and is now 5.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.3% in August 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Abilene unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Texas 4.0% -0.1 -1.1
Abilene 3.3% 0.0 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 May 2020 at 6,347. There are now 3,732 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Abilene employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Abilene, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Abilene 2,615 -40 -598

Number of Unemployed Persons

Abilene, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Abilene
Unemployment Rate
Abilene
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 4.0% 3.3% 2,615
August
2022
3.7% 4.1% 3.3% 2,655
July
2022
3.5% 4.0% 3.4% 2,678
June
2022
3.6% 4.1% 3.4% 2,712
May
2022
3.6% 4.2% 3.5% 2,761
April
2022
3.6% 4.3% 3.5% 2,813
March
2022
3.6% 4.4% 3.6% 2,890
February
2022
3.8% 4.7% 3.8% 3,016
January
2022
4.0% 4.8% 3.9% 3,061
December
2021
3.9% 4.8% 4.0% 3,143
November
2021
4.2% 4.9% 4.0% 3,132

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.