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Laredo, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Laredo rose 0.1 percentage points in November 2017 to 3.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Laredo peaked in September 2009 at 9.7% and is now 6.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.5% in October 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Laredo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Texas 3.8% -0.1 -1.0
Laredo 3.6% +0.1 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Laredo, Texas, National

Laredo, Texas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Laredo, Texas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Laredo peaked in September 2009 at 9,241. There are now 5,159 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,040 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 42. Laredo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Laredo, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Laredo 4,082 +42 -1,426

Number of Unemployed Persons

Laredo, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Laredo
Unemployment Rate
Laredo
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 3.8% 3.6% 4,082
October
2017
4.1% 3.9% 3.5% 4,040
September
2017
4.2% 4.0% 3.9% 4,445
August
2017
4.4% 4.2% 4.1% 4,734
July
2017
4.3% 4.3% 4.0% 4,537
June
2017
4.3% 4.6% 4.3% 4,928
May
2017
4.3% 4.8% 4.6% 5,274
April
2017
4.4% 5.0% 4.8% 5,557
March
2017
4.5% 5.0% 5.0% 5,769
February
2017
4.7% 4.9% 5.0% 5,706
January
2017
4.8% 4.8% 4.8% 5,536

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.