Department of Numbers

Texas Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Texas fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2015 to 4.3%. The state unemployment rate was 1.2 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 4.1 percentage points lower. You can also see Texas unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate February 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.5% -0.2 -1.2
Texas 4.3% -0.1 -1.1

Unemployment Rate: Texas, National

Texas monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to February 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 446,114 fewer people unemployed in the state. Texas job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Texas 565,768 -19,334 -138,764

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployed
February 2015 5.5% 4.3% 565,768
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
August 2014 6.1% 4.9% 639,347
July 2014 6.2% 5.0% 648,747
June 2014 6.1% 5.0% 658,805
May 2014 6.3% 5.1% 669,516
April 2014 6.2% 5.2% 680,678
March 2014 6.6% 5.3% 692,169