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Killeen-Temple, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Killeen fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2019 to 4.2%. 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 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 February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Texas 3.8% 0.0 -0.3
Killeen 4.2% -0.1 +0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March 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 6,144 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 862. Killeen employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Killeen, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Killeen 7,575 -178 +411

Number of Unemployed Persons

Killeen, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Killeen
Unemployment Rate
Killeen
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.8%
February
2019
3.8% 3.8% 4.2% 7,575
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 4.3% 7,753
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 4.1% 7,401
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 3.9% 6,982
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 3.9% 6,956
September
2018
3.7% 3.7% 4.0% 7,023
August
2018
3.8% 3.7% 3.9% 6,985
July
2018
3.9% 3.8% 3.9% 6,878
June
2018
4.0% 3.8% 4.1% 7,223
May
2018
3.8% 3.9% 4.1% 7,350
April
2018
3.9% 4.0% 4.2% 7,513

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.