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McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for McAllen fell 0.4 percentage points in May 2017 to 8.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 3.3 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in McAllen peaked in November 2010 at 12.1% and is now 4.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 7.7% in January 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare McAllen unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.3% -0.1 -0.4
Texas 4.8% -0.2 +0.1
McAllen 8.1% -0.4 +0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2017 data as June metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: McAllen, Texas, National

McAllen, Texas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

McAllen, Texas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in McAllen peaked in December 2010 at 38,981. There are now 11,207 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 25,630 in January 2016, the number of unemployed has now grown by 2,144. McAllen employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in McAllen, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
McAllen 27,774 -1,494 +1,766

Number of Unemployed Persons

McAllen, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
McAllen
Unemployment Rate
McAllen
Unemployed
June
2017
4.4% 4.6%
May
2017
4.3% 4.8% 8.1% 27,774
April
2017
4.4% 5.0% 8.5% 29,268
March
2017
4.5% 5.0% 8.6% 29,376
February
2017
4.7% 4.9% 8.6% 29,366
January
2017
4.8% 4.8% 8.4% 28,414
December
2016
4.7% 4.8% 8.2% 27,495
November
2016
4.6% 4.8% 7.9% 26,683
October
2016
4.8% 4.8% 7.9% 26,401
September
2016
4.9% 4.7% 7.9% 26,673
August
2016
4.9% 4.7% 7.9% 26,612
July
2016
4.9% 4.7% 7.8% 26,401

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.