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McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for McAllen fell 0.3 percentage points in February 2019 to 6.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.7 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in McAllen peaked in November 2010 at 12.1% and is now 5.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.3% in August 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare McAllen unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Texas 3.8% 0.0 -0.3
McAllen 6.5% -0.3 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 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 November 2010 at 39,002. There are now 16,233 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 21,556 in August 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,213. McAllen employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in McAllen, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
McAllen 22,769 -928 -898

Number of Unemployed Persons

McAllen, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
McAllen
Unemployment Rate
McAllen
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.8%
February
2019
3.8% 3.8% 6.5% 22,769
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 6.8% 23,697
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 6.6% 22,977
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 6.3% 21,657
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 6.3% 21,814
September
2018
3.7% 3.7% 6.4% 21,976
August
2018
3.8% 3.7% 6.3% 21,556
July
2018
3.9% 3.8% 6.5% 22,311
June
2018
4.0% 3.8% 6.7% 23,051
May
2018
3.8% 3.9% 6.7% 23,407
April
2018
3.9% 4.0% 7.0% 24,263

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.