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Sherman-Denison, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Sherman rose 1.1 percentage points in November 2020 to 6.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.8 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Sherman peaked in April 2020 at 10.7% and is now 4.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.9% in August 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.4 percentage points. You can also compare Sherman unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Texas 8.1% +1.2 +4.6
Sherman 6.3% +1.1 +3.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 2,288 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 881. Sherman employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Sherman, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Sherman 4,088 +747 +2,072

Number of Unemployed Persons

Sherman, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Sherman
Unemployment Rate
Sherman
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7% 7.2%
November
2020
6.7% 8.1% 6.3% 4,088
October
2020
6.9% 6.9% 5.2% 3,341
September
2020
7.8% 8.3% 6.1% 3,946
August
2020
8.4% 6.8% 4.9% 3,207
July
2020
10.2% 8.0% 5.7% 3,595
June
2020
11.1% 8.4% 6.3% 3,966
May
2020
13.3% 13.0% 9.9% 6,000
April
2020
14.8% 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
3.5% 3.5% 3.1% 2,007

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.