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Sherman-Denison, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Sherman fell 0.0 percentage points in January 2021 to 5.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Sherman peaked in April 2020 at 10.7% and is now 5.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.9% in August 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.8 percentage points. You can also compare Sherman unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.3% -0.4 +2.8
Texas 6.8% -0.1 +3.2
Sherman 5.7% 0.0 +2.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2021 data as February 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 2,641 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,207 in August 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 528. Sherman employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Sherman, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Sherman 3,735 -4 +1,728

Number of Unemployed Persons

Sherman, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Sherman
Unemployment Rate
Sherman
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 6.9%
January
2021
6.3% 6.8% 5.7% 3,735
December
2020
6.7% 6.9% 5.7% 3,739
November
2020
6.7% 7.2% 6.3% 4,088
October
2020
6.9% 7.3% 5.2% 3,341
September
2020
7.8% 7.9% 6.1% 3,946
August
2020
8.4% 6.9% 4.9% 3,207
July
2020
10.2% 9.3% 5.7% 3,595
June
2020
11.1% 10.2% 6.3% 3,966
May
2020
13.3% 11.6% 9.9% 6,000
April
2020
14.8% 12.9% 10.7% 6,376

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.