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Texarkana, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Texarkana rose 0.2 percentage points in February 2017 to 4.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Texarkana peaked in March 2010 at 7.8% and is now 2.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.2% in May 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.7 percentage points. You can also compare Texarkana unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.7% -0.1 -0.2
Texas 4.9% +0.1 +0.3
Texarkana 4.9% +0.2 +0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2017 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Texarkana, Texas, National

Texarkana, Texas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Texarkana, Texas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Texarkana peaked in June 2011 at 5,414. There are now 2,247 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,737 in May 2016, the number of unemployed has now grown by 430.

Unemployed Persons February 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Texarkana 3,167 +107 +294

Number of Unemployed Persons

Texarkana, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Texarkana
Unemployment Rate
Texarkana
Unemployed
March
2017
4.5% 5.0%
February
2017
4.7% 4.9% 4.9% 3,167
January
2017
4.8% 4.8% 4.7% 3,060
December
2016
4.7% 4.8% 4.7% 3,075
November
2016
4.6% 4.8% 4.6% 3,003
October
2016
4.8% 4.8% 4.8% 3,099
September
2016
4.9% 4.7% 4.9% 3,234
August
2016
4.9% 4.7% 4.8% 3,105
July
2016
4.9% 4.7% 4.6% 2,967
June
2016
4.9% 4.7% 4.3% 2,773
May
2016
4.7% 4.7% 4.2% 2,737
April
2016
5.0% 4.6% 4.3% 2,810

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.