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McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for McAllen fell 0.2 percentage points in July 2020 to 11.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 3.8 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in McAllen peaked in April 2020 at 19.0% and is now 7.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare McAllen unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 10.2% -0.9 +6.5
Texas 8.0% -0.4 +4.5
McAllen 11.8% -0.2 +5.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2020 data as August 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 63,793. There are now 21,907 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 41,830 in June 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 56. McAllen employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in McAllen, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
McAllen 41,886 +56 +20,130

Number of Unemployed Persons

McAllen, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
McAllen
Unemployment Rate
McAllen
Unemployed
August
2020
8.4% 6.8%
July
2020
10.2% 8.0% 11.8% 41,886
June
2020
11.1% 8.4% 12.0% 41,830
May
2020
13.3% 13.0% 18.2% 63,790
April
2020
14.7% 13.5% 19.0% 63,793
March
2020
4.4% 5.1% 9.7% 34,396
February
2020
3.5% 3.5% 6.5% 23,421
January
2020
3.6% 3.5% 6.5% 23,322
December
2019
3.5% 3.5% 6.6% 23,675
November
2019
3.5% 3.5% 6.5% 23,359
October
2019
3.6% 3.5% 6.5% 23,014
September
2019
3.5% 3.5% 6.4% 22,640

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.