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Texarkana, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Texarkana fell 0.0 percentage points in August 2014 to 6.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Texarkana peaked in March 2010 at 7.7% and is now 1.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.1% in June 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Texarkana unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% -0.1 -1.1
Texas 5.3% +0.2 -1.1
Texarkana 6.1% 0.0 -1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2014 data as September 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 April 2010 at 5,029. There are now 1,298 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Texarkana employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Texarkana, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Texarkana 3,731 -13 -885

Number of Unemployed Persons

Texarkana, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Texarkana
Unemployment Rate
Texarkana
Unemployed
September
2014
5.9% 5.2%
August
2014
6.1% 5.3% 6.1% 3,731
July
2014
6.2% 5.1% 6.1% 3,744
June
2014
6.1% 5.1% 6.1% 3,792
May
2014
6.3% 5.1% 6.3% 3,927
April
2014
6.3% 5.2% 6.5% 4,077
March
2014
6.7% 5.5% 6.8% 4,291
February
2014
6.7% 5.7% 7.1% 4,418
January
2014
6.6% 5.7% 7.2% 4,520
December
2013
6.7% 6.0% 7.4% 4,638
November
2013
7.0% 6.1% 7.4% 4,642
October
2013
7.2% 6.2% 7.4% 4,641
September
2013
7.2% 6.3% 7.4% 4,632

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.