Overall unemployment rate moved down to 4.2% with the biggest shift in Government, which gained 1,300 roles, based on the most recently available information published in November 2022.

Total employment in the Killeen-Temple, TX market rose by 1,121 jobs in September and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 40 bps to 4.2%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 47 bps over the same time to 3.3%.

  • Killeen-Temple, TX unemployment rate is 88 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 100 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) declined in September versus prior month by -0.9% 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 September 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.9% . Key sectors include:

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

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

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.