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Abilene, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Abilene rose 1.1 percentage points in November 2020 to 6.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.9 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Abilene peaked in April 2020 at 9.5% and is now 3.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.9% in August 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.3 percentage points. You can also compare Abilene unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Texas 8.1% +1.2 +4.6
Abilene 6.2% +1.1 +3.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 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 6,695. There are now 1,759 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,907 in August 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,029. Abilene employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Abilene, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Abilene 4,936 +937 +2,573

Number of Unemployed Persons

Abilene, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Abilene
Unemployment Rate
Abilene
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 8.1% 6.2% 4,936
October
2020
6.9% 6.9% 5.1% 3,999
September
2020
7.8% 8.3% 6.0% 4,735
August
2020
8.4% 6.8% 4.9% 3,907
July
2020
10.2% 8.0% 5.9% 4,495
June
2020
11.1% 8.4% 6.0% 4,534
May
2020
13.3% 13.0% 9.1% 6,692
April
2020
14.8% 13.5% 9.5% 6,695
March
2020
4.4% 5.1% 4.4% 3,440
February
2020
3.5% 3.5% 3.0% 2,360
January
2020
3.5% 3.5% 3.0% 2,358

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.