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Abilene, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Abilene fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2019 to 3.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Abilene peaked in January 2010 at 7.0% and is now 4.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.0% in June 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Abilene unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Texas 3.4% 0.0 -0.4
Abilene 3.0% 0.0 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August 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 5,376. There are now 3,098 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Abilene employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Abilene, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Abilene 2,278 -46 -179

Number of Unemployed Persons

Abilene, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Abilene
Unemployment Rate
Abilene
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.4%
July
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.0% 2,278
June
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.0% 2,324
May
2019
3.6% 3.5% 3.1% 2,402
April
2019
3.6% 3.7% 3.2% 2,508
March
2019
3.8% 3.8% 3.3% 2,572
February
2019
3.8% 3.8% 3.3% 2,582
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 3.3% 2,564
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 3.3% 2,517
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 3.3% 2,516
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 3.2% 2,501

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.