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Killeen-Temple, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Killeen fell 0.1 percentage points in October 2018 to 3.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Killeen peaked in July 2011 at 8.1% and is now 4.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.8% in October 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Killeen unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Texas 3.7% -0.1 -0.2
Killeen 3.9% -0.1 +0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 September 2011 at 13,719. There are now 6,760 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 6,713 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 246. Killeen employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Killeen, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Killeen 6,959 -64 +246

Number of Unemployed Persons

Killeen, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Killeen
Unemployment Rate
Killeen
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.7% 3.9% 6,959
September
2018
3.7% 3.8% 4.0% 7,023
August
2018
3.9% 3.9% 3.9% 6,985
July
2018
3.9% 4.0% 3.9% 6,878
June
2018
4.0% 4.0% 4.1% 7,223
May
2018
3.8% 4.1% 4.1% 7,350
April
2018
3.9% 4.1% 4.2% 7,513
March
2018
4.1% 4.0% 4.2% 7,413
February
2018
4.1% 4.0% 4.0% 7,164
January
2018
4.1% 4.0% 3.9% 6,915
December
2017
4.1% 4.0% 3.9% 6,864

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.