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Killeen-Temple, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Killeen fell 0.1 percentage points in August 2019 to 3.6%. 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 4.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Killeen unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Texas 3.4% 0.0 -0.3
Killeen 3.6% -0.1 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September 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 August 2011 at 13,643. There are now 7,215 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Killeen employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Killeen, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Killeen 6,428 -90 -686

Number of Unemployed Persons

Killeen, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Killeen
Unemployment Rate
Killeen
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 3.4%
August
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.6% 6,428
July
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.7% 6,518
June
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.7% 6,648
May
2019
3.6% 3.5% 3.8% 6,861
April
2019
3.6% 3.7% 4.0% 7,148
March
2019
3.8% 3.8% 4.1% 7,350
February
2019
3.8% 3.8% 4.2% 7,420
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 4.1% 7,343
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 4.1% 7,193
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 4.1% 7,185
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 4.1% 7,156

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.