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Killeen-Temple, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Killeen fell 0.1 percentage points in May 2021 to 6.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Killeen peaked in April 2020 at 11.5% and is now 4.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.7% in August 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.1 percentage points. You can also compare Killeen unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.3 -7.5
Texas 6.5% -0.2 -5.1
Killeen 6.8% -0.1 -3.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2021 data as June 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 19,541. There are now 7,396 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 10,253 in August 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,892. Killeen employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Killeen, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Killeen 12,145 -346 -4,833

Number of Unemployed Persons

Killeen, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Killeen
Unemployment Rate
Killeen
Unemployed
June
2021
5.9%
May
2021
5.8% 6.5% 6.8% 12,145
April
2021
6.1% 6.7% 6.9% 12,491
March
2021
6.0% 6.9% 7.0% 12,633
February
2021
6.2% 6.9% 7.0% 12,564
January
2021
6.3% 6.8% 6.3% 11,350
December
2020
6.7% 6.9% 6.3% 11,313
November
2020
6.7% 7.2% 6.4% 11,543
October
2020
6.9% 7.3% 6.6% 11,882
September
2020
7.8% 7.9% 6.9% 12,363
August
2020
8.4% 6.9% 5.7% 10,253
July
2020
10.2% 9.3% 7.8% 13,965

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.