Overall unemployment rate moved down to 4.7% with the biggest shift in Government, which lost 400 roles, based on the most recently available information published in August 2022.

Total employment in the Killeen-Temple, TX market rose by 302 jobs in July and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 10 bps to 4.7%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 5 bps over the same time to 3.8%.

  • Killeen-Temple, TX unemployment rate is 92 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 120 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) declined in July versus prior month by -0.7% and are down compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Killeen-Temple, TX Unemployment July 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.1% . Key sectors include:

  • Government: 37,600; -400
  • Transportation & Utilities: 28,900; +200
  • Education & Healthcare: 24,400; +200
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 18,300; +200
  • Business Services: 13,800; no change
  • Manufacturing: 7,900; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 7,400; no change
  • Financial Services: 6,300; no change
  • Other Jobs: 5,000; -100
  • IT & Development: 1,100; no change
Killeen-Temple, TX Unemployment by Industry July 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through July 2022 (Data published August 2022 and reports created on September 2, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.