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San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for San Antonio fell 0.5 percentage points in April 2021 to 5.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in San Antonio peaked in April 2020 at 13.5% and is now 7.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare San Antonio unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% +0.1 -8.7
Texas 6.7% -0.2 -6.2
San Antonio 5.8% -0.5 -7.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2021 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 153,088. There are now 83,442 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 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
San Antonio 69,646 -6,457 -83,442

Number of Unemployed Persons

San Antonio, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
San Antonio
Unemployment Rate
San Antonio
Unemployed
May
2021
5.8%
April
2021
6.1% 6.7% 5.8% 69,646
March
2021
6.0% 6.9% 6.3% 76,103
February
2021
6.2% 6.9% 6.3% 75,545
January
2021
6.3% 6.8% 6.2% 75,161
December
2020
6.7% 6.9% 6.3% 76,490
November
2020
6.7% 7.2% 6.5% 78,886
October
2020
6.9% 7.3% 6.7% 82,475
September
2020
7.8% 7.9% 7.3% 87,930
August
2020
8.4% 6.9% 6.2% 75,531
July
2020
10.2% 9.3% 8.9% 106,146
June
2020
11.1% 10.2% 9.7% 115,778

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.