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Victoria, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Victoria fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2018 to 3.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Victoria peaked in January 2010 at 8.2% and is now 4.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in November 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Victoria unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Texas 3.7% -0.1 -0.2
Victoria 3.7% 0.0 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 September 2009 at 3,807. There are now 2,157 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Victoria 1,650 -15 -404

Number of Unemployed Persons

Victoria, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Victoria
Unemployment Rate
Victoria
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.7% 3.7% 1,650
September
2018
3.7% 3.8% 3.7% 1,665
August
2018
3.9% 3.9% 3.7% 1,660
July
2018
3.9% 4.0% 3.7% 1,652
June
2018
4.0% 4.0% 3.9% 1,778
May
2018
3.8% 4.1% 4.1% 1,850
April
2018
3.9% 4.1% 4.3% 1,958
March
2018
4.1% 4.0% 4.4% 2,006
February
2018
4.1% 4.0% 4.3% 1,981
January
2018
4.1% 4.0% 4.3% 1,969
December
2017
4.1% 4.0% 4.3% 1,986

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.