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Austin-Round Rock, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Austin fell 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 2.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Austin peaked in April 2020 at 11.6% and is now 8.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Austin unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Texas 4.0% -0.1 -1.1
Austin 2.8% -0.1 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Austin, Texas, National

Austin, Texas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Austin, Texas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Austin peaked in April 2020 at 134,045. There are now 95,431 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Austin employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Austin, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Austin 38,614 -240 -8,608

Number of Unemployed Persons

Austin, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Austin
Unemployment Rate
Austin
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 4.0% 2.8% 38,614
August
2022
3.7% 4.1% 2.9% 38,854
July
2022
3.5% 4.0% 2.9% 38,843
June
2022
3.6% 4.1% 2.9% 39,002
May
2022
3.6% 4.2% 2.9% 39,405
April
2022
3.6% 4.3% 3.0% 40,067
March
2022
3.6% 4.4% 3.1% 41,372
February
2022
3.8% 4.7% 3.2% 43,256
January
2022
4.0% 4.8% 3.3% 44,079
December
2021
3.9% 4.8% 3.4% 45,624
November
2021
4.2% 4.9% 3.4% 45,433

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.