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Sherman-Denison, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Sherman fell 0.6 percentage points in April 2021 to 4.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.9 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Sherman peaked in April 2020 at 10.6% and is now 5.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.7% in August 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Sherman unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% +0.1 -8.7
Texas 6.7% -0.2 -6.2
Sherman 4.8% -0.6 -5.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2021 data as May 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 6,405. There are now 3,306 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,087 in August 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 12. Sherman employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Sherman, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Sherman 3,099 -454 -3,306

Number of Unemployed Persons

Sherman, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Sherman
Unemployment Rate
Sherman
Unemployed
May
2021
5.8%
April
2021
6.1% 6.7% 4.8% 3,099
March
2021
6.0% 6.9% 5.4% 3,553
February
2021
6.2% 6.9% 5.3% 3,483
January
2021
6.3% 6.8% 5.2% 3,397
December
2020
6.7% 6.9% 5.2% 3,387
November
2020
6.7% 7.2% 5.3% 3,472
October
2020
6.9% 7.3% 5.5% 3,587
September
2020
7.8% 7.9% 5.8% 3,736
August
2020
8.4% 6.9% 4.7% 3,087
July
2020
10.2% 9.3% 6.7% 4,279
June
2020
11.1% 10.2% 7.5% 4,746

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.