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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 August 2019 to 3.0%. 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 November 2009 at 7.3% and is now 4.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.0% in June 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare San Antonio unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Texas 3.4% 0.0 -0.3
San Antonio 3.0% 0.0 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September 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 July 2011 at 75,844. There are now 40,251 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 August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
San Antonio 35,593 -260 -2,846

Number of Unemployed Persons

San Antonio, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
San Antonio
Unemployment Rate
San Antonio
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 3.4%
August
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.0% 35,593
July
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.0% 35,853
June
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.0% 36,511
May
2019
3.6% 3.5% 3.1% 37,612
April
2019
3.6% 3.7% 3.2% 39,041
March
2019
3.8% 3.8% 3.3% 39,945
February
2019
3.8% 3.8% 3.3% 40,186
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 3.3% 39,743
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 3.3% 38,993
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 3.3% 38,956
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 3.2% 38,780

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.