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Sherman-Denison, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Sherman fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2017 to 3.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Sherman peaked in August 2009 at 8.6% and is now 5.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.1% in October 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Sherman 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
Sherman 3.1% 0.0 -0.8
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: Sherman, Texas, National

Sherman, Texas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Sherman, Texas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Sherman peaked in March 2010 at 4,974. There are now 3,074 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,881 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 19. Sherman employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Sherman, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Sherman 1,900 +19 -464

Number of Unemployed Persons

Sherman, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Sherman
Unemployment Rate
Sherman
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 3.8% 3.1% 1,900
October
2017
4.1% 3.9% 3.1% 1,881
September
2017
4.2% 4.0% 3.3% 2,023
August
2017
4.4% 4.2% 3.3% 2,046
July
2017
4.3% 4.3% 3.2% 1,973
June
2017
4.3% 4.6% 3.6% 2,197
May
2017
4.3% 4.8% 3.9% 2,422
April
2017
4.4% 5.0% 4.2% 2,587
March
2017
4.5% 5.0% 4.2% 2,622
February
2017
4.7% 4.9% 4.1% 2,534
January
2017
4.8% 4.8% 3.8% 2,351

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.