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Victoria, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Victoria fell 1.6 percentage points in May 2020 to 12.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Victoria peaked in April 2020 at 14.5% and is now 1.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Victoria 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
Victoria 12.9% -1.6 +9.6
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: Victoria, Texas, National

Victoria, Texas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Victoria, Texas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Victoria peaked in April 2020 at 6,058. There are now 501 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Victoria 5,557 -501 +4,039

Number of Unemployed Persons

Victoria, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Victoria
Unemployment Rate
Victoria
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 8.6%
May
2020
13.3% 13.0% 12.9% 5,557
April
2020
14.7% 13.5% 14.5% 6,058
March
2020
4.4% 5.1% 5.4% 2,468
February
2020
3.5% 3.5% 3.6% 1,682
January
2020
3.6% 3.5% 3.6% 1,651
December
2019
3.5% 3.5% 3.6% 1,675
November
2019
3.5% 3.5% 3.6% 1,642
October
2019
3.6% 3.5% 3.5% 1,606
September
2019
3.5% 3.5% 3.4% 1,570
August
2019
3.7% 3.5% 3.3% 1,537

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.