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Abilene, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Abilene fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2019 to 3.3%. 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 3.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.1% in July 2018, 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 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Texas 3.8% 0.0 -0.3
Abilene 3.3% -0.2 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 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 5,426. There are now 2,821 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,389 in July 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 216. Abilene employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Abilene, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Abilene 2,605 -87 -74

Number of Unemployed Persons

Abilene, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Abilene
Unemployment Rate
Abilene
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.8%
February
2019
3.8% 3.8% 3.3% 2,605
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 3.5% 2,692
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 3.4% 2,655
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 3.3% 2,508
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 3.2% 2,482
September
2018
3.7% 3.7% 3.3% 2,487
August
2018
3.8% 3.7% 3.2% 2,431
July
2018
3.9% 3.8% 3.1% 2,389
June
2018
4.0% 3.8% 3.3% 2,520
May
2018
3.8% 3.9% 3.3% 2,580
April
2018
3.9% 4.0% 3.6% 2,765

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.