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Longview, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Longview fell 0.5 percentage points in May 2017 to 5.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Longview peaked in January 2010 at 8.7% and is now 2.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.4% in November 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.4 percentage points. You can also compare Longview unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.3% -0.1 -0.4
Texas 4.8% -0.2 +0.1
Longview 5.8% -0.5 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2017 data as June metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Longview, Texas, National

Longview, Texas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Longview, Texas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Longview peaked in August 2009 at 9,016. There are now 3,377 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,475 in January 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,164. Longview employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Longview, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Longview 5,639 -539 -332

Number of Unemployed Persons

Longview, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Longview
Unemployment Rate
Longview
Unemployed
June
2017
4.4% 4.6%
May
2017
4.3% 4.8% 5.8% 5,639
April
2017
4.4% 5.0% 6.3% 6,178
March
2017
4.5% 5.0% 6.6% 6,466
February
2017
4.7% 4.9% 6.6% 6,485
January
2017
4.8% 4.8% 6.4% 6,261
December
2016
4.7% 4.8% 6.3% 6,180
November
2016
4.6% 4.8% 6.3% 6,216
October
2016
4.8% 4.8% 6.4% 6,295
September
2016
4.9% 4.7% 6.5% 6,383
August
2016
4.9% 4.7% 6.5% 6,391
July
2016
4.9% 4.7% 6.4% 6,303

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.