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Victoria, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Victoria rose 0.2 percentage points in January 2021 to 8.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Victoria peaked in April 2020 at 14.5% and is now 6.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 7.2% in August 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.1 percentage points. You can also compare Victoria 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
Victoria 8.3% +0.2 +4.7
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: 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 2,351 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,342 in August 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 365.

Unemployed Persons January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Victoria 3,707 +3 +2,056

Number of Unemployed Persons

Victoria, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Victoria
Unemployment Rate
Victoria
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 6.9%
January
2021
6.3% 6.8% 8.3% 3,707
December
2020
6.7% 6.9% 8.1% 3,704
November
2020
6.7% 7.2% 8.9% 4,070
October
2020
6.9% 7.3% 7.4% 3,365
September
2020
7.8% 7.9% 8.6% 3,960
August
2020
8.4% 6.9% 7.2% 3,342
July
2020
10.2% 9.3% 9.0% 4,074
June
2020
11.1% 10.2% 8.4% 3,692
May
2020
13.3% 11.6% 13.0% 5,572
April
2020
14.8% 12.9% 14.5% 6,058

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.