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McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for McAllen fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2019 to 5.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.5 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in McAllen peaked in October 2010 at 11.9% and is now 6.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.9% in June 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare McAllen unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Texas 3.4% 0.0 -0.4
McAllen 5.9% 0.0 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 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 December 2010 at 38,631. There are now 17,959 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. McAllen employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in McAllen, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
McAllen 20,672 -30 -1,828

Number of Unemployed Persons

McAllen, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
McAllen
Unemployment Rate
McAllen
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.4%
July
2019
3.7% 3.4% 5.9% 20,672
June
2019
3.7% 3.4% 5.9% 20,702
May
2019
3.6% 3.5% 6.0% 21,122
April
2019
3.6% 3.7% 6.2% 21,689
March
2019
3.8% 3.8% 6.4% 22,380
February
2019
3.8% 3.8% 6.5% 22,747
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 6.5% 22,633
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 6.4% 22,335
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 6.4% 22,296
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 6.4% 22,210

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.