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Killeen-Temple, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Killeen fell 0.4 percentage points in May 2020 to 11.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.7 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Killeen peaked in April 2020 at 11.7% and is now 0.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Killeen unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Texas 13.0% -0.5 +9.6
Killeen 11.3% -0.4 +7.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Killeen, Texas, National

Killeen, Texas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Killeen, Texas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Killeen peaked in April 2020 at 19,131. There are now 132 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Killeen employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Killeen, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Killeen 18,999 -132 +12,406

Number of Unemployed Persons

Killeen, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Killeen
Unemployment Rate
Killeen
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 8.6%
May
2020
13.3% 13.0% 11.3% 18,999
April
2020
14.7% 13.5% 11.7% 19,131
March
2020
4.4% 5.1% 5.4% 9,494
February
2020
3.5% 3.5% 3.7% 6,552
January
2020
3.6% 3.5% 3.7% 6,551
December
2019
3.5% 3.5% 3.7% 6,559
November
2019
3.5% 3.5% 3.7% 6,579
October
2019
3.6% 3.5% 3.7% 6,594
September
2019
3.5% 3.5% 3.7% 6,603
August
2019
3.7% 3.5% 3.7% 6,595

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.