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Amarillo, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Amarillo fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2017 to 3.5%. 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 2.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.0% in June 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Amarillo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.4% -0.1 -0.6
Texas 5.0% 0.0 +0.4
Amarillo 3.5% -0.1 +0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2017 data as May 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 3,127 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,888 in July 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 715. Amarillo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Amarillo, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Amarillo 4,603 -222 +560

Number of Unemployed Persons

Amarillo, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Amarillo
Unemployment Rate
Amarillo
Unemployed
May
2017
4.3% 4.8%
April
2017
4.4% 5.0% 3.5% 4,603
March
2017
4.5% 5.0% 3.6% 4,825
February
2017
4.7% 4.9% 3.5% 4,682
January
2017
4.8% 4.8% 3.3% 4,364
December
2016
4.7% 4.8% 3.4% 4,463
November
2016
4.6% 4.8% 3.3% 4,397
October
2016
4.8% 4.8% 3.3% 4,377
September
2016
4.9% 4.7% 3.3% 4,303
August
2016
4.9% 4.7% 3.2% 4,143
July
2016
4.9% 4.7% 3.1% 4,007
June
2016
4.9% 4.7% 3.0% 3,926

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.