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Texarkana, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Texarkana fell 0.2 percentage points in September 2017 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher 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 September 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.2 -0.7
Texas 4.0% -0.2 -0.7
Texarkana 4.2% -0.2 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2017 data as October 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 2,661 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons September 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Texarkana 2,753 -96 -377

Number of Unemployed Persons

Texarkana, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Texarkana
Unemployment Rate
Texarkana
Unemployed
October
2017
4.1% 3.9%
September
2017
4.2% 4.0% 4.2% 2,753
August
2017
4.4% 4.2% 4.4% 2,849
July
2017
4.3% 4.3% 4.4% 2,842
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

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.