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San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for San Antonio fell 0.0 percentage points in January 2021 to 6.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in San Antonio peaked in April 2020 at 13.8% and is now 7.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.4% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare San Antonio unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.3% -0.4 +2.8
Texas 6.8% -0.1 +3.2
San Antonio 6.7% 0.0 +3.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2021 data as February metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: San Antonio, Texas, National

San Antonio, Texas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

San Antonio, Texas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in San Antonio peaked in April 2020 at 153,396. There are now 72,694 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 76,449 in October 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 4,253. San Antonio employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in San Antonio, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
San Antonio 80,702 -281 +43,509

Number of Unemployed Persons

San Antonio, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
San Antonio
Unemployment Rate
San Antonio
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 6.9%
January
2021
6.3% 6.8% 6.7% 80,702
December
2020
6.7% 6.9% 6.7% 80,983
November
2020
6.7% 7.2% 7.5% 91,107
October
2020
6.9% 7.3% 6.4% 76,449
September
2020
7.8% 7.9% 7.7% 93,844
August
2020
8.4% 6.9% 6.5% 79,732
July
2020
10.2% 9.3% 7.8% 92,033
June
2020
11.1% 10.2% 8.1% 96,439
May
2020
13.3% 11.6% 13.1% 152,968
April
2020
14.8% 12.9% 13.8% 153,396

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.