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Abilene, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Abilene fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2018 to 3.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Abilene peaked in November 2010 at 7.1% and is now 3.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.3% in October 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Abilene unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Texas 4.0% 0.0 -0.7
Abilene 3.5% 0.0 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March 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 November 2010 at 5,425. There are now 2,766 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,466 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 193. Abilene employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Abilene, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Abilene 2,659 +15 -565

Number of Unemployed Persons

Abilene, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Abilene
Unemployment Rate
Abilene
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 4.0% 3.5% 2,659
January
2018
4.1% 4.0% 3.5% 2,644
December
2017
4.1% 4.0% 3.5% 2,642
November
2017
4.1% 3.9% 3.4% 2,553
October
2017
4.1% 3.9% 3.3% 2,466
September
2017
4.2% 4.0% 3.6% 2,658
August
2017
4.4% 4.0% 3.8% 2,830
July
2017
4.3% 4.1% 3.6% 2,672
June
2017
4.3% 4.2% 3.9% 2,889
May
2017
4.3% 4.4% 4.1% 3,094
April
2017
4.4% 4.5% 4.2% 3,155

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.