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Victoria, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Victoria fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2018 to 4.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Victoria peaked in January 2010 at 8.2% and is now 3.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in November 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.6 percentage points. You can also compare Victoria unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Texas 4.0% 0.0 -0.7
Victoria 4.3% 0.0 -1.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March 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 1,847 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,835 in December 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 125.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Victoria 1,960 -19 -849

Number of Unemployed Persons

Victoria, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Victoria
Unemployment Rate
Victoria
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 4.0% 4.3% 1,960
January
2018
4.1% 4.0% 4.3% 1,979
December
2017
4.1% 4.0% 4.3% 1,994
November
2017
4.1% 3.9% 4.3% 1,986
October
2017
4.1% 3.9% 4.2% 1,967
September
2017
4.2% 4.0% 4.6% 2,147
August
2017
4.4% 4.0% 4.5% 2,120
July
2017
4.3% 4.1% 4.3% 2,013
June
2017
4.3% 4.2% 4.7% 2,188
May
2017
4.3% 4.4% 5.1% 2,381
April
2017
4.4% 4.5% 5.5% 2,601

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.