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Amarillo, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Amarillo rose 0.1 percentage points in March 2016 to 3.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Amarillo peaked in January 2010 at 5.9% and is now 2.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.0% in July 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Amarillo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate March 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.0% +0.1 -0.5
Texas 4.3% 0.0 -0.1
Amarillo 3.1% +0.1 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2016 data as April 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 3,662 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,874 in February 2016, the number of unemployed has now grown by 194. Amarillo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Amarillo, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Amarillo 4,068 +194 +31

Number of Unemployed Persons

Amarillo, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Amarillo
Unemployment Rate
Amarillo
Unemployed
April
2016
5.0% 4.4%
March
2016
5.0% 4.3% 3.1% 4,068
February
2016
4.9% 4.3% 3.0% 3,874
January
2016
4.9% 4.5% 3.0% 3,897
December
2015
5.0% 4.6% 3.2% 4,136
November
2015
5.0% 4.6% 3.2% 4,152
October
2015
5.0% 4.5% 3.2% 4,133
September
2015
5.1% 4.5% 3.1% 4,033
August
2015
5.1% 4.4% 3.0% 3,949
July
2015
5.3% 4.4% 3.0% 3,922
June
2015
5.3% 4.4% 3.1% 3,972
May
2015
5.5% 4.4% 3.1% 4,082

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.