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Texarkana, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Texarkana fell 0.3 percentage points in July 2017 to 4.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Texarkana peaked in March 2010 at 7.8% and is now 3.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.3% in February 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Texarkana unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.3% -0.1 -0.6
Texas 4.3% -0.3 -0.4
Texarkana 4.4% -0.3 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2017 data as August 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 2,573 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,832 in March 2016, the number of unemployed has now grown by 9.

Unemployed Persons July 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Texarkana 2,841 -228 -191

Number of Unemployed Persons

Texarkana, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Texarkana
Unemployment Rate
Texarkana
Unemployed
August
2017
4.4% 4.2%
July
2017
4.3% 4.3% 4.4% 2,841
June
2017
4.4% 4.6% 4.7% 3,069
May
2017
4.3% 4.8% 4.8% 3,129
April
2017
4.4% 5.0% 4.9% 3,212
March
2017
4.5% 5.0% 5.0% 3,247
February
2017
4.7% 4.9% 5.0% 3,220
January
2017
4.8% 4.8% 4.7% 3,062
December
2016
4.7% 4.8% 4.8% 3,100
November
2016
4.6% 4.8% 4.8% 3,108
October
2016
4.8% 4.8% 4.8% 3,126
September
2016
4.9% 4.7% 4.8% 3,130

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.