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Laredo, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Laredo fell 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Laredo peaked in May 2020 at 13.3% and is now 9.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Laredo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Texas 4.0% -0.1 -1.1
Laredo 4.1% -0.1 -1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 10,232 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Laredo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Laredo, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Laredo 4,882 -121 -1,633

Number of Unemployed Persons

Laredo, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Laredo
Unemployment Rate
Laredo
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 4.0% 4.1% 4,882
August
2022
3.7% 4.1% 4.2% 5,003
July
2022
3.5% 4.0% 4.4% 5,135
June
2022
3.6% 4.1% 4.5% 5,301
May
2022
3.6% 4.2% 4.6% 5,470
April
2022
3.6% 4.3% 4.8% 5,624
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

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.