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Killeen-Temple, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Killeen fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 4.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Killeen peaked in April 2020 at 10.9% and is now 6.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.4% in June 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Killeen unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Texas 4.0% -0.1 -1.1
Killeen 4.4% 0.0 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 18,166. There are now 10,247 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Killeen employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Killeen, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Killeen 7,919 -86 -1,527

Number of Unemployed Persons

Killeen, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Killeen
Unemployment Rate
Killeen
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 4.0% 4.4% 7,919
August
2022
3.7% 4.1% 4.4% 8,005
July
2022
3.5% 4.0% 4.4% 8,036
June
2022
3.6% 4.1% 4.4% 8,069
May
2022
3.6% 4.2% 4.5% 8,169
April
2022
3.6% 4.3% 4.5% 8,293
March
2022
3.6% 4.4% 4.7% 8,520
February
2022
3.8% 4.7% 4.8% 8,846
January
2022
4.0% 4.8% 4.9% 8,975
December
2021
3.9% 4.8% 5.1% 9,209
November
2021
4.2% 4.9% 5.1% 9,176

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.