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Tyler, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Tyler fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2019 to 3.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 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 3.3% in October 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Tyler unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Texas 3.8% 0.0 -0.3
Tyler 3.7% 0.0 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 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 8,374. There are now 4,357 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,641 in October 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 376. Tyler employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Tyler, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Tyler 4,017 -46 +7

Number of Unemployed Persons

Tyler, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Tyler
Unemployment Rate
Tyler
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.8%
February
2019
3.8% 3.8% 3.7% 4,017
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 3.7% 4,063
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 3.6% 3,989
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 3.4% 3,772
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 3.3% 3,641
September
2018
3.7% 3.7% 3.4% 3,699
August
2018
3.8% 3.7% 3.4% 3,717
July
2018
3.9% 3.8% 3.5% 3,773
June
2018
4.0% 3.8% 3.7% 4,017
May
2018
3.8% 3.9% 3.7% 4,077
April
2018
3.9% 4.0% 3.8% 4,176

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.