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Amarillo, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Amarillo fell 0.2 percentage points in September 2017 to 2.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.3 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Amarillo peaked in January 2010 at 5.9% and is now 3.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Amarillo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.2 -0.7
Texas 4.0% -0.2 -0.7
Amarillo 2.7% -0.2 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2017 data as October 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 4,100 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Amarillo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Amarillo, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Amarillo 3,630 -192 -673

Number of Unemployed Persons

Amarillo, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Amarillo
Unemployment Rate
Amarillo
Unemployed
October
2017
4.1% 3.9%
September
2017
4.2% 4.0% 2.7% 3,630
August
2017
4.4% 4.2% 2.9% 3,822
July
2017
4.3% 4.3% 2.8% 3,699
June
2017
4.4% 4.6% 3.0% 4,032
May
2017
4.3% 4.8% 3.3% 4,393
April
2017
4.4% 5.0% 3.5% 4,604
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

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.