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Texarkana, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Texarkana fell 0.1 percentage points in May 2016 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Texarkana peaked in March 2010 at 7.8% and is now 3.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Texarkana unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.7% -0.3 -0.8
Texas 4.4% 0.0 0.0
Texarkana 4.2% -0.1 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2016 data as June 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 2,692 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons May 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Texarkana 2,722 -88 -571

Number of Unemployed Persons

Texarkana, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Texarkana
Unemployment Rate
Texarkana
Unemployed
June
2016
4.9% 4.5%
May
2016
4.7% 4.4% 4.2% 2,722
April
2016
5.0% 4.4% 4.3% 2,810
March
2016
5.0% 4.3% 4.4% 2,884
February
2016
4.9% 4.3% 4.4% 2,873
January
2016
4.9% 4.5% 4.5% 2,913
December
2015
5.0% 4.6% 4.8% 3,105
November
2015
5.0% 4.6% 4.8% 3,127
October
2015
5.0% 4.5% 4.8% 3,135
September
2015
5.1% 4.5% 4.9% 3,146
August
2015
5.1% 4.4% 4.9% 3,145
July
2015
5.3% 4.4% 5.0% 3,228

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.