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Sherman-Denison, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Sherman fell 0.3 percentage points in May 2017 to 3.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Sherman peaked in August 2009 at 8.6% and is now 4.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.8% in May 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Sherman 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
Sherman 3.9% -0.3 +0.1
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: 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 2,549 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,288 in June 2016, the number of unemployed has now grown by 137. Sherman employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Sherman, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Sherman 2,425 -162 +111

Number of Unemployed Persons

Sherman, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Sherman
Unemployment Rate
Sherman
Unemployed
June
2017
4.4% 4.6%
May
2017
4.3% 4.8% 3.9% 2,425
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
December
2016
4.7% 4.8% 3.9% 2,373
November
2016
4.6% 4.8% 3.9% 2,364
October
2016
4.8% 4.8% 3.9% 2,361
September
2016
4.9% 4.7% 3.9% 2,354
August
2016
4.9% 4.7% 3.8% 2,331
July
2016
4.9% 4.7% 3.8% 2,302

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.