Overall unemployment rate moved down to 8.4% with the biggest shift in Government, which gained 1,400 roles, based on the most recently available information published in April 2022.

Total employment in the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX market rose by 5,656 jobs in February and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 60 bps to 8.4%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 28 bps over the same time to 4.1%.

  • McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX unemployment rate is 426 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 360 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in February versus prior month by 1.8% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX Unemployment February 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 1.2% . Key sectors include:

  • Education & Healthcare: 85,300; +500
  • Government: 61,100; +1,400
  • Transportation & Utilities: 54,900; no change
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 27,200; +700
  • Business Services: 20,900; +500
  • Financial Services: 8,800; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 8,500; +100
  • Manufacturing: 7,000; +100
  • Other Jobs: 5,700; no change
  • IT & Development: 2,800; no change
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX Unemployment by Industry February 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through February 2022 (Data published April 2022 and reports created on April 6, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.