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Tyler, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Tyler fell 0.6 percentage points in May 2020 to 11.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Tyler peaked in April 2020 at 12.5% and is now 0.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Tyler unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Texas 13.0% -0.5 +9.6
Tyler 11.9% -0.6 +8.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 April 2020 at 12,479. There are now 64 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Tyler employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Tyler, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Tyler 12,415 -64 +8,837

Number of Unemployed Persons

Tyler, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Tyler
Unemployment Rate
Tyler
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1% 8.6%
May
2020
13.3% 13.0% 11.9% 12,415
April
2020
14.7% 13.5% 12.5% 12,479
March
2020
4.4% 5.1% 4.9% 5,212
February
2020
3.5% 3.5% 3.3% 3,550
January
2020
3.6% 3.5% 3.3% 3,516
December
2019
3.5% 3.5% 3.2% 3,470
November
2019
3.5% 3.5% 3.2% 3,480
October
2019
3.6% 3.5% 3.3% 3,492
September
2019
3.5% 3.5% 3.3% 3,508
August
2019
3.7% 3.5% 3.3% 3,523
July
2019
3.7% 3.5% 3.3% 3,535

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.