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Tyler, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Tyler fell 0.2 percentage points in May 2017 to 4.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Tyler peaked in January 2010 at 8.3% and is now 3.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.3% in January 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Tyler 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
Tyler 4.4% -0.2 -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: Tyler, Texas, National

Tyler, Texas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Tyler, Texas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Tyler peaked in January 2010 at 8,361. There are now 3,611 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,458 in January 2016, the number of unemployed has now grown by 292. Tyler employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Tyler, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Tyler 4,750 -246 +17

Number of Unemployed Persons

Tyler, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Tyler
Unemployment Rate
Tyler
Unemployed
June
2017
4.4% 4.6%
May
2017
4.3% 4.8% 4.4% 4,750
April
2017
4.4% 5.0% 4.6% 4,996
March
2017
4.5% 5.0% 4.8% 5,142
February
2017
4.7% 4.9% 4.7% 5,058
January
2017
4.8% 4.8% 4.5% 4,813
December
2016
4.7% 4.8% 4.5% 4,820
November
2016
4.6% 4.8% 4.5% 4,793
October
2016
4.8% 4.8% 4.6% 4,847
September
2016
4.9% 4.7% 4.7% 4,941
August
2016
4.9% 4.7% 4.7% 4,933
July
2016
4.9% 4.7% 4.6% 4,840

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.