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Laredo, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Laredo fell 0.2 percentage points in April 2022 to 4.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Laredo peaked in May 2020 at 13.3% and is now 8.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Laredo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Texas 4.3% -0.1 -1.9
Laredo 4.8% -0.2 -2.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 May 2020 at 15,114. There are now 9,489 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Laredo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Laredo, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Laredo 5,625 -224 -2,343

Number of Unemployed Persons

Laredo, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Laredo
Unemployment Rate
Laredo
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.3% 4.8% 5,625
March
2022
3.6% 4.4% 5.0% 5,849
February
2022
3.8% 4.7% 5.2% 6,126
January
2022
4.0% 4.8% 5.3% 6,225
December
2021
3.9% 4.8% 5.4% 6,365
November
2021
4.2% 4.9% 5.4% 6,345
October
2021
4.6% 5.0% 5.4% 6,365
September
2021
4.7% 5.1% 5.6% 6,515
August
2021
5.2% 5.4% 5.8% 6,723
July
2021
5.4% 5.6% 6.0% 6,984
June
2021
5.9% 5.9% 6.3% 7,282

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.