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Laredo, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Laredo fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2018 to 3.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Laredo peaked in September 2009 at 9.7% and is now 6.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in October 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Laredo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Texas 3.7% -0.1 -0.2
Laredo 3.7% 0.0 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 September 2009 at 9,241. There are now 4,934 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,198 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 109. Laredo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Laredo, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Laredo 4,307 +9 +109

Number of Unemployed Persons

Laredo, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Laredo
Unemployment Rate
Laredo
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.7% 3.7% 4,307
September
2018
3.7% 3.8% 3.7% 4,298
August
2018
3.9% 3.9% 3.7% 4,243
July
2018
3.9% 4.0% 3.7% 4,274
June
2018
4.0% 4.0% 3.8% 4,378
May
2018
3.8% 4.1% 3.7% 4,341
April
2018
3.9% 4.1% 3.8% 4,443
March
2018
4.1% 4.0% 3.9% 4,523
February
2018
4.1% 4.0% 3.8% 4,358
January
2018
4.1% 4.0% 3.7% 4,238
December
2017
4.1% 4.0% 3.7% 4,210

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.