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Tyler, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Tyler fell 0.1 percentage points in January 2021 to 6.5%. 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 April 2020 at 12.5% and is now 6.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.9% in August 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.6 percentage points. You can also compare Tyler unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.3% -0.4 +2.8
Texas 6.8% -0.1 +3.2
Tyler 6.5% -0.1 +3.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2021 data as February 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 5,369 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 6,443 in October 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 667. Tyler employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Tyler, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Tyler 7,110 -44 +3,594

Number of Unemployed Persons

Tyler, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Tyler
Unemployment Rate
Tyler
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 6.9%
January
2021
6.3% 6.8% 6.5% 7,110
December
2020
6.7% 6.9% 6.6% 7,154
November
2020
6.7% 7.2% 7.2% 7,868
October
2020
6.9% 7.3% 6.0% 6,443
September
2020
7.8% 7.9% 7.2% 7,820
August
2020
8.4% 6.9% 5.9% 6,534
July
2020
10.2% 9.3% 7.2% 7,549
June
2020
11.1% 10.2% 7.8% 8,229
May
2020
13.3% 11.6% 11.9% 12,411
April
2020
14.8% 12.9% 12.5% 12,479

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.