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Victoria, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Victoria rose 0.1 percentage points in November 2017 to 4.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Victoria peaked in January 2010 at 8.2% and is now 3.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in November 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.6 percentage points. You can also compare Victoria 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
Victoria 4.3% +0.1 -1.3
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: Victoria, Texas, National

Victoria, Texas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Victoria, Texas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Victoria peaked in September 2009 at 3,807. There are now 1,819 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,835 in December 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 153.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Victoria 1,988 +21 -671

Number of Unemployed Persons

Victoria, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Victoria
Unemployment Rate
Victoria
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 3.8% 4.3% 1,988
October
2017
4.1% 3.9% 4.2% 1,967
September
2017
4.2% 4.0% 4.6% 2,147
August
2017
4.4% 4.2% 4.5% 2,120
July
2017
4.3% 4.3% 4.3% 2,013
June
2017
4.3% 4.6% 4.7% 2,188
May
2017
4.3% 4.8% 5.1% 2,381
April
2017
4.4% 5.0% 5.5% 2,601
March
2017
4.5% 5.0% 5.8% 2,721
February
2017
4.7% 4.9% 5.9% 2,809
January
2017
4.8% 4.8% 5.8% 2,727

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.