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San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for San Antonio rose 1.1 percentage points in November 2020 to 7.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in San Antonio peaked in April 2020 at 13.8% and is now 6.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.4% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.1 percentage points. You can also compare San Antonio unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Texas 8.1% +1.2 +4.6
San Antonio 7.5% +1.1 +4.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 62,277 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 14,670. San Antonio employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in San Antonio, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
San Antonio 91,119 +14,670 +53,802

Number of Unemployed Persons

San Antonio, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
San Antonio
Unemployment Rate
San Antonio
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7% 7.2%
November
2020
6.7% 8.1% 7.5% 91,119
October
2020
6.9% 6.9% 6.4% 76,449
September
2020
7.8% 8.3% 7.7% 93,844
August
2020
8.4% 6.8% 6.5% 79,732
July
2020
10.2% 8.0% 7.8% 92,033
June
2020
11.1% 8.4% 8.1% 96,439
May
2020
13.3% 13.0% 13.1% 152,968
April
2020
14.8% 13.5% 13.8% 153,396
March
2020
4.4% 5.1% 4.6% 54,659
February
2020
3.5% 3.5% 3.0% 37,201
January
2020
3.5% 3.5% 3.1% 37,193

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.