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Laredo, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Laredo rose 0.7 percentage points in May 2020 to 14.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.4 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate for Laredo in May 2020 is at a new high. You can also compare Laredo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Texas 13.0% -0.5 +9.6
Laredo 14.4% +0.7 +10.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 in May 2020 is at a new high of 16,268. Laredo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Laredo, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Laredo 16,268 +1,535 +12,014

Number of Unemployed Persons

Laredo, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Laredo
Unemployment Rate
Laredo
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1%
May
2020
13.3% 13.0% 14.4% 16,268
April
2020
14.7% 13.5% 13.7% 14,733
March
2020
4.4% 5.1% 5.6% 6,574
February
2020
3.5% 3.5% 3.8% 4,507
January
2020
3.6% 3.5% 3.7% 4,463
December
2019
3.5% 3.5% 3.8% 4,469
November
2019
3.5% 3.5% 3.7% 4,421
October
2019
3.6% 3.5% 3.7% 4,372
September
2019
3.5% 3.5% 3.6% 4,327
August
2019
3.7% 3.5% 3.6% 4,283
July
2019
3.7% 3.5% 3.6% 4,242

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.