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Texarkana, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Texarkana fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2014 to 7.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.3 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Texarkana peaked in March 2010 at 7.6% and is now 0.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.3% in December 2012, 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 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% +0.1 -1.0
Texas 5.7% 0.0 -0.8
Texarkana 7.0% -0.2 +0.4
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: 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 4,971. There are now 540 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,104 in December 2012, the number of unemployed has now grown by 327. Texarkana employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Texarkana, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Texarkana 4,431 -129 +225

Number of Unemployed Persons

Texarkana, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Texarkana
Unemployment Rate
Texarkana
Unemployed
March
2014
6.7% 5.5%
February
2014
6.7% 5.7% 7.0% 4,431
January
2014
6.6% 5.7% 7.2% 4,560
December
2013
6.7% 6.0% 7.3% 4,671
November
2013
7.0% 6.1% 7.3% 4,656
October
2013
7.2% 6.2% 7.3% 4,622
September
2013
7.2% 6.3% 7.2% 4,575
August
2013
7.2% 6.4% 7.1% 4,522
July
2013
7.3% 6.4% 7.1% 4,531
June
2013
7.5% 6.4% 7.2% 4,587
May
2013
7.5% 6.4% 7.2% 4,580
April
2013
7.5% 6.4% 7.0% 4,446
March
2013
7.5% 6.4% 6.8% 4,304

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.