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Killeen-Temple, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Killeen fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2018 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Killeen peaked in July 2011 at 8.1% and is now 3.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.8% in October 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Killeen unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% -0.2 -0.5
Texas 4.1% +0.1 -0.4
Killeen 4.2% 0.0 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2018 data as May 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 6,225 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 781. Killeen employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Killeen, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Killeen 7,494 +81 -277

Number of Unemployed Persons

Killeen, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Killeen
Unemployment Rate
Killeen
Unemployed
May
2018
3.8% 4.1%
April
2018
3.9% 4.1% 4.2% 7,494
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
November
2017
4.1% 3.9% 3.9% 6,817
October
2017
4.1% 3.9% 3.8% 6,713
September
2017
4.2% 4.0% 3.9% 6,824
August
2017
4.4% 4.0% 4.0% 7,015
July
2017
4.3% 4.1% 4.0% 7,010
June
2017
4.3% 4.2% 4.1% 7,094

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.