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McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for McAllen fell 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 7.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 3.3 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in McAllen peaked in April 2020 at 17.4% and is now 10.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare McAllen unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Texas 4.0% -0.1 -1.1
McAllen 7.3% -0.1 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 59,524. There are now 32,534 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. McAllen employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in McAllen, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
McAllen 26,990 -369 -4,383

Number of Unemployed Persons

McAllen, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
McAllen
Unemployment Rate
McAllen
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 4.0% 7.3% 26,990
August
2022
3.7% 4.1% 7.4% 27,359
July
2022
3.5% 4.0% 7.4% 27,486
June
2022
3.6% 4.1% 7.5% 27,674
May
2022
3.6% 4.2% 7.6% 28,040
April
2022
3.6% 4.3% 7.7% 28,454
March
2022
3.6% 4.4% 7.9% 29,065
February
2022
3.8% 4.7% 8.1% 29,827
January
2022
4.0% 4.8% 8.2% 30,140
December
2021
3.9% 4.8% 8.3% 30,674
November
2021
4.2% 4.9% 8.3% 30,577

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.