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Amarillo, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Amarillo fell 0.1 percentage points in December 2015 to 3.2%. 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 January 2010 at 5.9% and is now 2.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.8% in June 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Amarillo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.0% 0.0 -0.6
Texas 4.7% +0.1 +0.1
Amarillo 3.2% -0.1 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with December 2015 data as January 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 September 2009 at 7,730. There are now 3,567 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,670 in June 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 493. Amarillo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Amarillo, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Amarillo 4,163 -57 -150

Number of Unemployed Persons

Amarillo, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Amarillo
Unemployment Rate
Amarillo
Unemployed
January
2016
4.9%
December
2015
5.0% 4.7% 3.2% 4,163
November
2015
5.0% 4.6% 3.3% 4,220
October
2015
5.0% 4.4% 3.2% 4,134
September
2015
5.1% 4.2% 3.0% 3,854
August
2015
5.1% 4.1% 2.9% 3,696
July
2015
5.3% 4.2% 2.9% 3,689
June
2015
5.3% 4.2% 2.8% 3,670
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

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.