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Laredo, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Laredo fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2019 to 3.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Laredo peaked in September 2009 at 9.6% and is now 6.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.6% in June 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Laredo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Texas 3.4% 0.0 -0.4
Laredo 3.6% 0.0 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Laredo, Texas, National

Laredo, Texas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Laredo, Texas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Laredo peaked in October 2009 at 9,171. There are now 4,975 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Laredo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Laredo, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Laredo 4,196 -46 -90

Number of Unemployed Persons

Laredo, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Laredo
Unemployment Rate
Laredo
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.4%
July
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.6% 4,196
June
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.6% 4,242
May
2019
3.6% 3.5% 3.7% 4,354
April
2019
3.6% 3.7% 3.8% 4,501
March
2019
3.8% 3.8% 3.9% 4,625
February
2019
3.8% 3.8% 3.9% 4,622
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 3.8% 4,509
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 3.7% 4,384
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 3.7% 4,377
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 3.7% 4,349

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.