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Waco, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Waco fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Waco peaked in April 2020 at 10.1% and is now 6.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Waco unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Texas 4.3% -0.1 -1.9
Waco 3.8% -0.1 -1.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 April 2020 at 11,888. There are now 6,904 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Waco employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Waco, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Waco 4,984 -124 -1,953

Number of Unemployed Persons

Waco, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Waco
Unemployment Rate
Waco
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.3% 3.8% 4,984
March
2022
3.6% 4.4% 3.9% 5,108
February
2022
3.8% 4.7% 4.1% 5,306
January
2022
4.0% 4.8% 4.1% 5,381
December
2021
3.9% 4.8% 4.2% 5,515
November
2021
4.2% 4.9% 4.2% 5,492
October
2021
4.6% 5.0% 4.2% 5,513
September
2021
4.7% 5.1% 4.4% 5,669
August
2021
5.2% 5.4% 4.6% 5,887
July
2021
5.4% 5.6% 4.8% 6,150
June
2021
5.9% 5.9% 5.0% 6,419

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.