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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 September 2022 to 3.6%. 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 9.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare San Antonio unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Texas 4.0% -0.1 -1.1
San Antonio 3.6% -0.1 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 98,660 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 September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
San Antonio 44,821 -456 -11,222

Number of Unemployed Persons

San Antonio, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
San Antonio
Unemployment Rate
San Antonio
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 4.0% 3.6% 44,821
August
2022
3.7% 4.1% 3.7% 45,277
July
2022
3.5% 4.0% 3.7% 45,616
June
2022
3.6% 4.1% 3.7% 46,090
May
2022
3.6% 4.2% 3.8% 46,570
April
2022
3.6% 4.3% 3.9% 47,463
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

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.