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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 February 2018 to 3.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in San Antonio peaked in November 2010 at 7.4% and is now 4.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.0% in October 2017, 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 February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Texas 4.0% 0.0 -0.7
San Antonio 3.3% 0.0 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March 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 November 2010 at 75,838. There are now 36,228 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 34,807 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 4,803. San Antonio employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in San Antonio, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
San Antonio 39,610 +1,161 -7,700

Number of Unemployed Persons

San Antonio, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
San Antonio
Unemployment Rate
San Antonio
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 4.0% 3.3% 39,610
January
2018
4.1% 4.0% 3.3% 38,449
December
2017
4.1% 4.0% 3.2% 38,092
November
2017
4.1% 3.9% 3.1% 36,603
October
2017
4.1% 3.9% 3.0% 34,807
September
2017
4.2% 4.0% 3.3% 37,977
August
2017
4.4% 4.0% 3.5% 40,386
July
2017
4.3% 4.1% 3.3% 38,387
June
2017
4.3% 4.2% 3.6% 41,540
May
2017
4.3% 4.4% 3.9% 44,602
April
2017
4.4% 4.5% 4.0% 46,611

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.