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Amarillo, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Amarillo fell 0.3 percentage points in June 2015 to 2.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.4 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Amarillo peaked in January 2010 at 5.9% and is now 3.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Amarillo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate June 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.3% -0.2 -0.8
Texas 4.2% -0.1 -0.8
Amarillo 2.8% -0.3 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1

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 September 2009 at 7,730. There are now 4,057 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Amarillo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Amarillo, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons June 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Amarillo 3,673 -374 -1,123

Number of Unemployed Persons

Amarillo, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Amarillo
Unemployment Rate
Amarillo
Unemployed
June
2015
5.3% 4.2% 2.8% 3,673
May
2015
5.5% 4.3% 3.1% 4,047
April
2015
5.4% 4.2% 3.1% 3,999
March
2015
5.5% 4.2% 3.1% 4,007
February
2015
5.5% 4.3% 3.1% 4,074
January
2015
5.7% 4.4% 3.2% 4,216
December
2014
5.6% 4.6% 3.3% 4,313
November
2014
5.8% 4.6% 3.4% 4,435
October
2014
5.7% 4.7% 3.5% 4,539
September
2014
5.9% 4.8% 3.5% 4,612
August
2014
6.1% 4.9% 3.6% 4,716
July
2014
6.2% 5.0% 3.6% 4,768

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.