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Victoria, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Victoria fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2021 to 7.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Victoria peaked in April 2020 at 14.2% and is now 6.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 7.3% in December 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Victoria unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% +0.1 -8.7
Texas 6.7% -0.2 -6.2
Victoria 7.7% 0.0 -6.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2021 data as May 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 6,119. There are now 2,727 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,262 in August 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 130.

Unemployed Persons April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Victoria 3,392 -14 -2,727

Number of Unemployed Persons

Victoria, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Victoria
Unemployment Rate
Victoria
Unemployed
May
2021
5.8%
April
2021
6.1% 6.7% 7.7% 3,392
March
2021
6.0% 6.9% 7.7% 3,406
February
2021
6.2% 6.9% 7.5% 3,360
January
2021
6.3% 6.8% 7.3% 3,279
December
2020
6.7% 6.9% 7.3% 3,268
November
2020
6.7% 7.2% 7.6% 3,413
October
2020
6.9% 7.3% 8.0% 3,605
September
2020
7.8% 7.9% 8.7% 3,849
August
2020
8.4% 6.9% 7.4% 3,262
July
2020
10.2% 9.3% 10.8% 4,748
June
2020
11.1% 10.2% 10.0% 4,437

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.