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Victoria, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Victoria fell 0.4 percentage points in May 2017 to 5.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Victoria peaked in January 2010 at 8.2% and is now 3.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in November 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.4 percentage points. You can also compare Victoria 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
Victoria 5.1% -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: 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 1,424 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 548.

Unemployed Persons May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Victoria 2,383 -218 -170

Number of Unemployed Persons

Victoria, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Victoria
Unemployment Rate
Victoria
Unemployed
June
2017
4.4% 4.6%
May
2017
4.3% 4.8% 5.1% 2,383
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
December
2016
4.7% 4.8% 5.7% 2,667
November
2016
4.6% 4.8% 5.6% 2,659
October
2016
4.8% 4.8% 5.7% 2,682
September
2016
4.9% 4.7% 5.8% 2,718
August
2016
4.9% 4.7% 5.7% 2,701
July
2016
4.9% 4.7% 5.6% 2,636

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.