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Texarkana, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Texarkana fell 0.1 percentage points in December 2015 to 5.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Texarkana peaked in April 2010 at 7.8% and is now 2.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.8% in August 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Texarkana unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.0% 0.0 -0.6
Texas 4.7% +0.1 +0.1
Texarkana 5.0% -0.1 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with December 2015 data as January 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 5,396. There are now 2,260 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,052 in August 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 84. Texarkana employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Texarkana, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Texarkana 3,136 -73 -512

Number of Unemployed Persons

Texarkana, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Texarkana
Unemployment Rate
Texarkana
Unemployed
January
2016
4.9%
December
2015
5.0% 4.7% 5.0% 3,136
November
2015
5.0% 4.6% 5.1% 3,209
October
2015
5.0% 4.4% 5.1% 3,190
September
2015
5.1% 4.2% 4.9% 3,073
August
2015
5.1% 4.1% 4.8% 3,052
July
2015
5.3% 4.2% 5.0% 3,183
June
2015
5.3% 4.2% 5.0% 3,195
May
2015
5.5% 4.3% 5.2% 3,342
April
2015
5.4% 4.2% 5.3% 3,391
March
2015
5.5% 4.2% 5.3% 3,389
February
2015
5.5% 4.3% 5.3% 3,422

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.