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Sherman-Denison, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Sherman fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2019 to 3.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Sherman peaked in August 2009 at 8.6% and is now 5.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.0% in July 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Sherman 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
Sherman 3.3% 0.0 0.0
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: 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 2,844 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 226. Sherman employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Sherman, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Sherman 2,125 -29 +20

Number of Unemployed Persons

Sherman, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Sherman
Unemployment Rate
Sherman
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.8%
February
2019
3.8% 3.8% 3.3% 2,125
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 3.3% 2,154
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 3.2% 2,083
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 3.1% 2,000
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 3.1% 1,994
September
2018
3.7% 3.7% 3.1% 1,958
August
2018
3.8% 3.7% 3.0% 1,899
July
2018
3.9% 3.8% 3.0% 1,914
June
2018
4.0% 3.8% 3.2% 2,042
May
2018
3.8% 3.9% 3.3% 2,121
April
2018
3.9% 4.0% 3.5% 2,218

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.