Overall unemployment rate moved up to 4.8% with the biggest shift in Government, which lost 700 roles, based on the most recently available information published in August 2022.

Total employment in the Killeen-Temple, TX market declined by 1,072 jobs in June and the unemployment rate increased compared to the prior month by 70 bps to 4.8%. The national unemployment rate increased by 46 bps over the same time to 3.8%.

  • Killeen-Temple, TX unemployment rate is 96 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 160 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in June versus prior month by 3.2% 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 June 2022

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

  • Government: 38,000; -700
  • Transportation & Utilities: 28,700; no change
  • Education & Healthcare: 24,200; +100
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 17,900; +200
  • Business Services: 13,800; no change
  • Manufacturing: 7,900; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 7,400; +100
  • Financial Services: 6,300; +100
  • Other Jobs: 5,000; +100
  • IT & Development: 1,100; no change
Killeen-Temple, TX Unemployment by Industry June 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through June 2022 (Data published August 2022 and reports created on August 3, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.