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San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for San Antonio fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in San Antonio peaked in April 2020 at 12.8% and is now 8.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare San Antonio unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Texas 4.3% -0.1 -1.9
San Antonio 3.9% -0.1 -1.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 96,010 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. San Antonio employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in San Antonio, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
San Antonio 47,471 -1,606 -21,057

Number of Unemployed Persons

San Antonio, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
San Antonio
Unemployment Rate
San Antonio
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.3% 3.9% 47,471
March
2022
3.6% 4.4% 4.0% 49,077
February
2022
3.8% 4.7% 4.2% 51,380
January
2022
4.0% 4.8% 4.3% 52,503
December
2021
3.9% 4.8% 4.5% 54,187
November
2021
4.2% 4.9% 4.4% 54,048
October
2021
4.6% 5.0% 4.5% 54,379
September
2021
4.7% 5.1% 4.6% 56,043
August
2021
5.2% 5.4% 4.8% 58,203
July
2021
5.4% 5.6% 5.0% 60,716
June
2021
5.9% 5.9% 5.3% 63,344

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.