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Laredo, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Laredo fell 0.8 percentage points in April 2021 to 7.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Laredo peaked in April 2020 at 13.4% and is now 6.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Laredo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% +0.1 -8.7
Texas 6.7% -0.2 -6.2
Laredo 7.4% -0.8 -6.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2021 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 14,923. There are now 6,461 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 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Laredo 8,462 -972 -6,278

Number of Unemployed Persons

Laredo, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Laredo
Unemployment Rate
Laredo
Unemployed
May
2021
5.8%
April
2021
6.1% 6.7% 7.4% 8,462
March
2021
6.0% 6.9% 8.2% 9,434
February
2021
6.2% 6.9% 8.3% 9,636
January
2021
6.3% 6.8% 8.5% 9,846
December
2020
6.7% 6.9% 8.1% 9,353
November
2020
6.7% 7.2% 8.3% 9,560
October
2020
6.9% 7.3% 8.4% 9,869
September
2020
7.8% 7.9% 8.9% 10,329
August
2020
8.4% 6.9% 7.5% 8,837
July
2020
10.2% 9.3% 10.2% 11,872
June
2020
11.1% 10.2% 11.2% 13,133

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.