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Victoria, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Victoria fell 0.8 percentage points in July 2021 to 6.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Victoria peaked in April 2020 at 14.2% and is now 7.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Victoria unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Texas 6.2% -0.3 -3.1
Victoria 6.6% -0.8 -4.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 3,217 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Victoria 2,902 -363 -1,846

Number of Unemployed Persons

Victoria, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Victoria
Unemployment Rate
Victoria
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 6.2% 6.6% 2,902
June
2021
5.9% 6.5% 7.4% 3,265
May
2021
5.8% 6.6% 7.5% 3,335
April
2021
6.1% 6.7% 7.7% 3,402
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

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.