Department of Numbers

Texas Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Texas fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2015 to 4.2%. The state unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Texas peaked in August 2009 at 8.4% and is now 4.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.2% in March 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Texas unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate July 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.3% 0.0 -0.9
Texas 4.2% 0.0 -0.8

Note: All comparisons are made with July data as August state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Texas, National

Texas monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to July 2015

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Texas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Texas peaked in September 2009 at 1,011,882. There are now 470,613 fewer people unemployed in the state. Texas job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Texas 541,269 -3,461 -107,478

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Texas from 1990 to July 2015

Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployed
August 2015 5.1%
July 2015 5.3% 4.2% 541,269
June 2015 5.3% 4.2% 544,730
May 2015 5.5% 4.3% 559,870
April 2015 5.4% 4.2% 557,970
March 2015 5.5% 4.2% 558,901
February 2015 5.5% 4.3% 565,549
January 2015 5.7% 4.4% 585,102
December 2014 5.6% 4.6% 601,787
November 2014 5.8% 4.6% 609,689
October 2014 5.7% 4.7% 619,565
September 2014 5.9% 4.8% 629,774