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Tyler, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Tyler fell 0.1 percentage points in October 2018 to 3.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Tyler peaked in January 2010 at 8.3% and is now 5.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Tyler unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Texas 3.7% -0.1 -0.2
Tyler 3.3% -0.1 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Tyler, Texas, National

Tyler, Texas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Tyler, Texas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Tyler peaked in January 2010 at 8,374. There are now 4,737 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Tyler employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Tyler, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Tyler 3,637 -62 -467

Number of Unemployed Persons

Tyler, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Tyler
Unemployment Rate
Tyler
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.7% 3.3% 3,637
September
2018
3.7% 3.8% 3.4% 3,699
August
2018
3.9% 3.9% 3.4% 3,717
July
2018
3.9% 4.0% 3.5% 3,773
June
2018
4.0% 4.0% 3.7% 4,017
May
2018
3.8% 4.1% 3.7% 4,077
April
2018
3.9% 4.1% 3.8% 4,176
March
2018
4.1% 4.0% 3.8% 4,120
February
2018
4.1% 4.0% 3.7% 4,010
January
2018
4.1% 4.0% 3.7% 3,899
December
2017
4.1% 4.0% 3.7% 3,924

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.