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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 October 2018 to 3.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in San Antonio peaked in November 2010 at 7.4% and is now 4.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.2% in October 2017, 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 October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Texas 3.7% -0.1 -0.2
San Antonio 3.2% -0.1 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 November 2010 at 75,849. There are now 38,010 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 37,264 in July 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 575. San Antonio employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in San Antonio, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
San Antonio 37,839 -480 +539

Number of Unemployed Persons

San Antonio, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
San Antonio
Unemployment Rate
San Antonio
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.7% 3.2% 37,839
September
2018
3.7% 3.8% 3.3% 38,319
August
2018
3.9% 3.9% 3.2% 37,818
July
2018
3.9% 4.0% 3.2% 37,264
June
2018
4.0% 4.0% 3.3% 39,276
May
2018
3.8% 4.1% 3.4% 40,040
April
2018
3.9% 4.1% 3.5% 41,579
March
2018
4.1% 4.0% 3.5% 41,503
February
2018
4.1% 4.0% 3.4% 39,986
January
2018
4.1% 4.0% 3.3% 38,368
December
2017
4.1% 4.0% 3.3% 38,355

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.