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Killeen-Temple, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Killeen rose 1.3 percentage points in November 2020 to 7.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Killeen peaked in April 2020 at 11.7% and is now 4.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.0% in August 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.5 percentage points. You can also compare Killeen 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
Killeen 7.5% +1.3 +3.8
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: 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 5,744 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 10,809 in August 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 2,578. Killeen employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Killeen, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Killeen 13,387 +2,426 +6,808

Number of Unemployed Persons

Killeen, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Killeen
Unemployment Rate
Killeen
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 8.1% 7.5% 13,387
October
2020
6.9% 6.9% 6.2% 10,961
September
2020
7.8% 8.3% 7.4% 13,103
August
2020
8.4% 6.8% 6.0% 10,809
July
2020
10.2% 8.0% 7.0% 12,211
June
2020
11.1% 8.4% 7.6% 13,036
May
2020
13.3% 13.0% 11.3% 19,004
April
2020
14.8% 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
3.5% 3.5% 3.7% 6,551

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.