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Sherman-Denison, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Sherman fell 0.8 percentage points in May 2020 to 9.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 3.1 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Sherman peaked in April 2020 at 10.7% and is now 0.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Sherman unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Texas 13.0% -0.5 +9.6
Sherman 9.9% -0.8 +7.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Sherman, Texas, National

Sherman, Texas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Sherman, Texas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Sherman peaked in April 2020 at 6,376. There are now 356 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Sherman employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Sherman, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Sherman 6,020 -356 +4,135

Number of Unemployed Persons

Sherman, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Sherman
Unemployment Rate
Sherman
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1% 8.6%
May
2020
13.3% 13.0% 9.9% 6,020
April
2020
14.7% 13.5% 10.7% 6,376
March
2020
4.4% 5.1% 4.6% 2,966
February
2020
3.5% 3.5% 3.1% 2,017
January
2020
3.6% 3.5% 3.1% 2,007
December
2019
3.5% 3.5% 3.2% 2,032
November
2019
3.5% 3.5% 3.1% 2,016
October
2019
3.6% 3.5% 3.1% 1,996
September
2019
3.5% 3.5% 3.1% 1,971
August
2019
3.7% 3.5% 3.0% 1,942
July
2019
3.7% 3.5% 3.0% 1,911

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.