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Tyler, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Tyler fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2018 to 3.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Tyler peaked in January 2010 at 8.3% and is now 4.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.6% in December 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Tyler unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Texas 4.0% 0.0 -0.7
Tyler 3.7% 0.0 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March 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 8,361. There are now 4,389 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,901 in November 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 71. Tyler employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Tyler, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Tyler 3,972 +59 -1,086

Number of Unemployed Persons

Tyler, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Tyler
Unemployment Rate
Tyler
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1% 4.0%
February
2018
4.1% 4.0% 3.7% 3,972
January
2018
4.1% 4.0% 3.7% 3,913
December
2017
4.1% 4.0% 3.6% 3,915
November
2017
4.1% 3.9% 3.7% 3,901
October
2017
4.1% 3.9% 3.8% 4,089
September
2017
4.2% 4.0% 3.7% 3,950
August
2017
4.4% 4.0% 3.8% 4,031
July
2017
4.3% 4.1% 3.8% 4,020
June
2017
4.3% 4.2% 4.1% 4,399
May
2017
4.3% 4.4% 4.4% 4,754
April
2017
4.4% 4.5% 4.6% 4,996

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.