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Amarillo, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Amarillo fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2014 to 3.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Amarillo peaked in December 2009 at 5.7% and is now 2.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.6% in June 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Amarillo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.1 -1.4
Texas 5.1% -0.1 -1.1
Amarillo 3.6% 0.0 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2014 data as November metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Amarillo, Texas, National

Amarillo, Texas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Amarillo, Texas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Amarillo peaked in February 2010 at 7,576. There are now 2,721 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,788 in June 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 67. Amarillo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Amarillo, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Amarillo 4,855 +10 -1,184

Number of Unemployed Persons

Amarillo, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Amarillo
Unemployment Rate
Amarillo
Unemployed
November
2014
5.8%
October
2014
5.8% 5.1% 3.6% 4,855
September
2014
5.9% 5.2% 3.6% 4,845
August
2014
6.1% 5.3% 3.6% 4,835
July
2014
6.2% 5.1% 3.6% 4,803
June
2014
6.1% 5.1% 3.6% 4,788
May
2014
6.3% 5.1% 3.7% 4,969
April
2014
6.3% 5.2% 3.8% 5,070
March
2014
6.7% 5.5% 4.0% 5,347
February
2014
6.7% 5.7% 4.1% 5,529
January
2014
6.6% 5.7% 4.2% 5,612
December
2013
6.7% 6.0% 4.4% 5,894
November
2013
7.0% 6.1% 4.4% 5,960

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.