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McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for McAllen fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2018 to 6.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.8 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in McAllen peaked in November 2010 at 12.1% and is now 5.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.7% in October 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare McAllen unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Texas 4.0% 0.0 -0.7
McAllen 6.8% -0.1 -1.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March 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 38,981. There are now 15,586 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 22,506 in November 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 889. McAllen employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in McAllen, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
McAllen 23,395 -315 -5,971

Number of Unemployed Persons

McAllen, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
McAllen
Unemployment Rate
McAllen
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 4.0% 6.8% 23,395
January
2018
4.1% 4.0% 6.9% 23,710
December
2017
4.1% 4.0% 6.8% 22,931
November
2017
4.1% 3.9% 6.7% 22,506
October
2017
4.1% 3.9% 6.7% 22,569
September
2017
4.2% 4.0% 7.3% 24,594
August
2017
4.4% 4.0% 7.5% 25,585
July
2017
4.3% 4.1% 7.3% 24,784
June
2017
4.3% 4.2% 7.9% 26,880
May
2017
4.3% 4.4% 8.1% 27,810
April
2017
4.4% 4.5% 8.5% 29,268

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.