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Killeen-Temple, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Killeen fell 0.0 percentage points in January 2023 to 4.3%. 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 6.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.3% in November 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 January 2023 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.4% -0.1 -0.6
Texas 3.9% +0.1 -0.4
Killeen 4.3% 0.0 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2023 data as February 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 10,191 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 7,829 in December 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 146. Killeen employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Killeen, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2023 Month/Month Year/Year
Killeen 7,975 +146 -1,000

Number of Unemployed Persons

Killeen, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Killeen
Unemployment Rate
Killeen
Unemployed
February
2023
3.6%
January
2023
3.4% 3.9% 4.3% 7,975
December
2022
3.5% 3.8% 4.3% 7,829
November
2022
3.6% 3.8% 4.3% 7,888
October
2022
3.7% 3.9% 4.4% 7,934
September
2022
3.5% 3.8% 4.4% 7,918
August
2022
3.7% 3.7% 4.4% 8,005
July
2022
3.5% 3.8% 4.4% 8,036
June
2022
3.6% 3.8% 4.4% 8,069
May
2022
3.6% 3.8% 4.5% 8,169
April
2022
3.6% 3.8% 4.5% 8,293
March
2022
3.6% 3.9% 4.7% 8,520

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.