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Abilene, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Abilene fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2021 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Abilene peaked in April 2020 at 9.2% and is now 5.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.1% in October 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Abilene unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Texas 5.2% -0.2 -2.0
Abilene 4.1% 0.0 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 3,395 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Abilene employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Abilene, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Abilene 3,272 -55 -885

Number of Unemployed Persons

Abilene, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Abilene
Unemployment Rate
Abilene
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 5.2% 4.1% 3,272
October
2021
4.6% 5.4% 4.1% 3,327
September
2021
4.7% 5.6% 4.2% 3,369
August
2021
5.2% 5.9% 4.4% 3,465
July
2021
5.4% 6.2% 4.5% 3,582
June
2021
5.9% 6.5% 5.2% 4,135
May
2021
5.8% 6.6% 5.3% 4,193
April
2021
6.0% 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
6.4% 6.8% 5.2% 4,079

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.