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Sherman-Denison, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Sherman fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2018 to 3.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Sherman peaked in August 2009 at 8.6% and is now 5.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.0% in July 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Sherman unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Texas 3.7% -0.1 -0.2
Sherman 3.1% 0.0 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 February 2010 at 4,969. There are now 2,973 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,899 in August 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 97. Sherman employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Sherman, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Sherman 1,996 +38 +7

Number of Unemployed Persons

Sherman, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Sherman
Unemployment Rate
Sherman
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.7% 3.1% 1,996
September
2018
3.7% 3.8% 3.1% 1,958
August
2018
3.9% 3.9% 3.0% 1,899
July
2018
3.9% 4.0% 3.0% 1,914
June
2018
4.0% 4.0% 3.2% 2,042
May
2018
3.8% 4.1% 3.3% 2,121
April
2018
3.9% 4.1% 3.5% 2,218
March
2018
4.1% 4.0% 3.5% 2,203
February
2018
4.1% 4.0% 3.3% 2,105
January
2018
4.1% 4.0% 3.3% 2,052
December
2017
4.1% 4.0% 3.3% 2,040

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.