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McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for McAllen fell 1.0 percentage points in August 2021 to 9.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 3.1 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in McAllen peaked in April 2020 at 18.4% and is now 9.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare McAllen unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.2% -0.2 -3.2
Texas 5.9% -0.3 -1.0
McAllen 9.0% -1.0 -1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2021 data as September metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: McAllen, Texas, National

McAllen, Texas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

McAllen, Texas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in McAllen peaked in April 2020 at 63,702. There are now 30,462 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. McAllen employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in McAllen, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
McAllen 33,240 -3,946 -3,262

Number of Unemployed Persons

McAllen, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
McAllen
Unemployment Rate
McAllen
Unemployed
September
2021
4.8%
August
2021
5.2% 5.9% 9.0% 33,240
July
2021
5.4% 6.2% 10.0% 37,186
June
2021
5.9% 6.5% 10.5% 37,906
May
2021
5.8% 6.6% 10.6% 38,114
April
2021
6.1% 6.7% 11.5% 41,634
March
2021
6.0% 6.9% 11.5% 41,872
February
2021
6.2% 6.9% 11.6% 42,088
January
2021
6.3% 6.8% 10.7% 38,383
December
2020
6.7% 6.9% 10.8% 38,787
November
2020
6.7% 7.2% 11.0% 39,802
October
2020
6.9% 7.3% 11.3% 41,288

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.