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Sherman-Denison, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Sherman fell 0.3 percentage points in July 2021 to 4.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.3 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Sherman peaked in April 2020 at 10.6% and is now 5.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.7% in August 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Sherman unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Texas 6.2% -0.3 -3.1
Sherman 4.9% -0.3 -1.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 3,136 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 182. Sherman employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Sherman, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Sherman 3,269 -136 -1,010

Number of Unemployed Persons

Sherman, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Sherman
Unemployment Rate
Sherman
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 6.2% 4.9% 3,269
June
2021
5.9% 6.5% 5.2% 3,405
May
2021
5.8% 6.6% 5.3% 3,467
April
2021
6.1% 6.7% 5.4% 3,541
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

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.