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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 2023 to 3.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in San Antonio peaked in April 2020 at 12.8% and is now 9.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.6% in September 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare San Antonio 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
San Antonio 3.6% 0.0 -0.7
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: 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 143,481. There are now 98,740 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 44,328 in December 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 413. San Antonio employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in San Antonio, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2023 Month/Month Year/Year
San Antonio 44,741 +413 -7,762

Number of Unemployed Persons

San Antonio, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
San Antonio
Unemployment Rate
San Antonio
Unemployed
February
2023
3.6%
January
2023
3.4% 3.9% 3.6% 44,741
December
2022
3.5% 3.8% 3.6% 44,328
November
2022
3.6% 3.8% 3.6% 44,641
October
2022
3.7% 3.9% 3.6% 44,804
September
2022
3.5% 3.8% 3.6% 44,812
August
2022
3.7% 3.7% 3.7% 45,277
July
2022
3.5% 3.8% 3.7% 45,616
June
2022
3.6% 3.8% 3.7% 46,090
May
2022
3.6% 3.8% 3.8% 46,570
April
2022
3.6% 3.8% 3.9% 47,463
March
2022
3.6% 3.9% 4.0% 49,077

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.