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Victoria, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Victoria fell 0.1 percentage points in August 2019 to 3.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Victoria peaked in January 2010 at 8.2% and is now 5.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Victoria unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Texas 3.4% 0.0 -0.3
Victoria 3.2% -0.1 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September 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 December 2009 at 3,791. There are now 2,303 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Victoria 1,488 -22 -182

Number of Unemployed Persons

Victoria, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Victoria
Unemployment Rate
Victoria
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 3.4%
August
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.2% 1,488
July
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.3% 1,510
June
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.3% 1,550
May
2019
3.6% 3.5% 3.5% 1,611
April
2019
3.6% 3.7% 3.6% 1,675
March
2019
3.8% 3.8% 3.7% 1,721
February
2019
3.8% 3.8% 3.7% 1,733
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 3.7% 1,720
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 3.6% 1,694
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 3.6% 1,690
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 3.6% 1,677

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.