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Waco, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Waco fell 0.1 percentage points in July 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 Waco peaked in January 2010 at 7.6% and is now 4.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Waco unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Texas 3.4% 0.0 -0.4
Waco 3.2% -0.1 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Waco, Texas, National

Waco, Texas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Waco, Texas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Waco peaked in July 2011 at 9,170. There are now 5,154 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Waco employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Waco, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Waco 4,016 -106 -341

Number of Unemployed Persons

Waco, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Waco
Unemployment Rate
Waco
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.4%
July
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.2% 4,016
June
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.3% 4,122
May
2019
3.6% 3.5% 3.4% 4,278
April
2019
3.6% 3.7% 3.5% 4,450
March
2019
3.8% 3.8% 3.6% 4,547
February
2019
3.8% 3.8% 3.6% 4,547
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 3.6% 4,479
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 3.5% 4,375
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 3.5% 4,365
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 3.4% 4,331

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.