These Are The 10 Cities In Texas With The Lowest Unemployment Rate

by Chris Kolmar
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If you find yourself dissatisfied with where your career is, but not your home, you might be looking for a new job within your community — but how hard will finding one be in your hometown? To help, we present to you the cities in Texas with the strongest job markets by unemployment rates.

Many people live where they do because a job brought them there, but if you’re trying to live up to a millennial stereotype and move to Texas for some arbitrary reason… or even looking for a new job or moving to a state first and getting a job after, then the job market’s strength is especially important for you.

Well we went to the source of all things demographic data – the Census – to figure out which cities have the lowest unemployment. We set a threshold of city population and found data for each city in the Lone Star State and crunched the numbers to find the cream of the crop:

  1. Bellaire(Jobs)
  2. Highland Village(Jobs)
  3. Portland(Jobs)
  4. West University Place(Jobs)
  5. Hewitt(Jobs)
  6. Boerne(Jobs)
  7. Henderson(Jobs)
  8. Canyon(Jobs)
  9. Prosper(Jobs)
  10. Seabrook(Jobs)

Even if you’re an employer looking for a strong community to relocate to, a highly employed population is a powerful indicator of a community’s overall health. And, in that regard, Bellaire takes the cake as the place in Texas with the lowest unemployment rate.

Read on to see how we help you identify those places in Texas that have the most robust job force.

Or for more Texas job information, check out:

How We Determined The Cities In Texas With The Lowest Unemployment Rates

Before we could dive into what Texas’s most employed cities were, we needed to know where to look in the first place. We settled upon any place with over 10,000 people and data available for our criteria.

This left us with 219 places in Texas.

We then looked at the unemployment rates to determine the cream from the crop when it comes to low unemployment, and our data comes directly from the latest American Community Survey from the Census.

We thought the rate alone was representative of the current state of each city’s job market with the potential for a person to get a job there, whether they were making an intrastate, interstate, or intercity job transfer.

We ranked all the cities for the criteria from one to 219 with one being the “most employed city in Texas”. Where there was a tie, the winner went to the bigger city.

If your city or town isn’t among the top ten, jump down to the bottom of the post to see a detailed chart. Otherwise, learn more about how the top ten cities achieved their potential.

1. Bellaire

Bellaire, Texas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 17,533
Unemployment Rate: 2.4%
Bellaire comes in at the top of our list, taking the cake and not sharing a bit of it with only 2.4 percent unemployment, easily blowing away the competition as the top contender.

Certain perks come with being the gold medalist like always having a job.

2. Highland Village

Highland Village, Texas

Source: Flickr

Population: 15,589
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
You might say that second place is actually the first place loser, but Highland Village doesn’t… because it doesn’t look nearly as good on a dating profile as as “first runner-up” or “silver medalist”.

3. Portland

Portland, Texas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,420
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%
And rounding out our champions’ podium is Portland, earning the bronze medal with a score of 2.6 percent in the unemployment rate category.

4. West University Place

West University Place, Texas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,223
Unemployment Rate: 2.7%
Following right behind in the number four slot is West University Place. With a population of 15223 residents, West University Place is a solid place to move in Texas if you plan on getting your career search started.

5. Hewitt

Hewitt, Texas

Source: Flickr

Population: 13,905
Unemployment Rate: 2.7%
The coveted #5 spot has fallen to the residents in Hewitt. Numbering around 13905 people, this city is doing it big with decidedly desirable unemployment rate of 2.7%.

I’m really happy for them, you know, what with their stable careers and all.

6. Boerne

Boerne, Texas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 11,674
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
The city of Boerne is coming in at #6 with some solid numbers — not enough to blow you away, but enough to make you think twice about moving to another city you were thinking of just because of the dog parks.

7. Henderson

Henderson, Texas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 13,723
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Taking the bittersweet #7 spot is the town of Henderson. With a unemployment rate of 3.0 percent, this city is doing big things like a boss — like the one that’ll be hiring you in this solid job market.

8. Canyon

Canyon, Texas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 13,882
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Coming in at #8, Canyon has a job market strong enough to tempt people away from some of Texas’s flashier cities where the unemployment rate isn’t as competitive.

9. Prosper

Prosper, Texas

Source: Flickr

Population: 12,503
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Finishing strong at #9 the town of Prosper, where the unemployment rate is strong enough to keep this city, which is not at allknown as “The City of Hopes and Dreams”, but should consider adopting it.

10. Seabrook

Seabrook, Texas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,437
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Rounding out our list and coming in at #10 is the city of Seabrook, Texas. Don’t forget, just because it’s last place in this top ten list, that’s still out of 219.

Seabrook’s parents are still proud of its life choices.

There You Have It – Unemployment Across Texas

There you have it folks, the Ten Cities With the Lowest Unemployment in the state of {state}. They have the numbers and jobs to back it up.

If you’re just dying to move to the {nickname} and feel like throwing caution to the wind and moving-first- getting-employed-later, stick to the cities in our top ten.

If you’d like more information on different cities and states around the U.S. be sure to visit to have all of your questions answered — and if you’re a recent college graduate thinking about moving states, check out which states college grads tend to stay in and which states they abandon.

Here’s a quick look are the places in Texas with the highest unemployment rate:

  1. Jacinto City
  2. Robstown
  3. Mercedes

Detailed List Of Cities With The Lowest Unemployment In Texas

City Rank Unemployment
Bellaire 1 2.4%
Highland Village 2 2.5%
Portland 3 2.6%
West University Place 4 2.7%
Hewitt 5 2.7%
Boerne 6 2.9%
Henderson 7 3.0%
Canyon 8 3.1%
Prosper 9 3.3%
Seabrook 10 3.3%
Andrews 11 3.6%
Azle 12 3.6%
Grapevine 13 3.6%
University Park 14 3.7%
Coppell 15 3.7%
Southlake 16 3.8%
Keller 17 3.8%
Mckinney 18 3.8%
Midland 19 3.8%
Palestine 20 3.9%
Robinson 21 3.9%
Colleyville 22 4.0%
Pearland 23 4.1%
League City 24 4.1%
Conroe 25 4.2%
Addison 26 4.2%
Snyder 27 4.3%
Red Oak 28 4.3%
El Campo 29 4.3%
Lumberton 30 4.3%
Kyle 31 4.3%
Frisco 32 4.3%
Flower Mound 33 4.5%
Rosenberg 34 4.5%
Odessa 35 4.6%
Sugar Land 36 4.7%
Converse 37 4.7%
Cibolo 38 4.8%
Stephenville 39 4.8%
Amarillo 40 4.8%
Carrollton 41 4.8%
Katy 42 4.9%
Live Oak 43 4.9%
Pflugerville 44 4.9%
New Braunfels 45 5.0%
Midlothian 46 5.0%
Richmond 47 5.0%
Dumas 48 5.0%
Borger 49 5.0%
Benbrook 50 5.0%
Allen 51 5.1%
Rockwall 52 5.1%
San Angelo 53 5.2%
Friendswood 54 5.2%
Lewisville 55 5.2%
Schertz 56 5.2%
Plano 57 5.2%
Brownwood 58 5.2%
Murphy 59 5.3%
Kilgore 60 5.3%
Lockhart 61 5.3%
Universal City 62 5.3%
Stafford 63 5.3%
Lake Jackson 64 5.4%
Pampa 65 5.4%
North Richland Hills 66 5.5%
Leon Valley 67 5.5%
Mansfield 68 5.5%
Alice 69 5.6%
Georgetown 70 5.6%
Farmers Branch 71 5.7%
Seagoville 72 5.7%
Angleton 73 5.7%
Brenham 74 5.7%
Burleson 75 5.8%
Bedford 76 5.8%
Laredo 77 5.8%
Lakeway 78 5.8%
Austin 79 5.9%
Richardson 80 5.9%
Burkburnett 81 6.0%
Huntsville 82 6.0%
Gatesville 83 6.1%
Abilene 84 6.1%
Nederland 85 6.1%
Cedar Park 86 6.2%
Lubbock 87 6.2%
College Station 88 6.3%
Wichita Falls 89 6.3%
Wylie 90 6.3%
Sachse 91 6.3%
Little Elm 92 6.3%
Euless 93 6.4%
Leander 94 6.4%
Corpus Christi 95 6.4%
Port Neches 96 6.4%
Irving 97 6.4%
Jacksonville 98 6.5%
Levelland 99 6.5%
Hereford 100 6.5%
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