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Amarillo, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Amarillo fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2014 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.6 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Amarillo peaked in December 2009 at 5.7% and is now 1.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Amarillo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% +0.1 -1.0
Texas 5.7% 0.0 -0.8
Amarillo 4.1% -0.1 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2014 data as March 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 February 2010 at 7,575. There are now 2,015 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Amarillo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Amarillo, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Amarillo 5,560 -87 -622

Number of Unemployed Persons

Amarillo, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Amarillo
Unemployment Rate
Amarillo
Unemployed
March
2014
6.7% 5.5%
February
2014
6.7% 5.7% 4.1% 5,560
January
2014
6.6% 5.7% 4.2% 5,647
December
2013
6.7% 6.0% 4.4% 5,928
November
2013
7.0% 6.1% 4.4% 5,980
October
2013
7.2% 6.2% 4.5% 6,108
September
2013
7.2% 6.3% 4.6% 6,188
August
2013
7.2% 6.4% 4.7% 6,251
July
2013
7.3% 6.4% 4.8% 6,437
June
2013
7.5% 6.4% 4.8% 6,494
May
2013
7.5% 6.4% 4.8% 6,485
April
2013
7.5% 6.4% 4.7% 6,325
March
2013
7.5% 6.4% 4.7% 6,277

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.