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Texarkana, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Texarkana fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2017 to 4.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Texarkana peaked in March 2010 at 7.8% and is now 2.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.3% in February 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.6 percentage points. You can also compare Texarkana unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.4% -0.1 -0.6
Texas 5.0% 0.0 +0.4
Texarkana 4.9% -0.1 +0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2017 data as May 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 2,206 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,832 in March 2016, the number of unemployed has now grown by 376.

Unemployed Persons April 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Texarkana 3,208 -39 +375

Number of Unemployed Persons

Texarkana, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Texarkana
Unemployment Rate
Texarkana
Unemployed
May
2017
4.3% 4.8%
April
2017
4.4% 5.0% 4.9% 3,208
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
October
2016
4.8% 4.8% 4.8% 3,126
September
2016
4.9% 4.7% 4.8% 3,130
August
2016
4.9% 4.7% 4.7% 3,062
July
2016
4.9% 4.7% 4.6% 3,032
June
2016
4.9% 4.7% 4.5% 2,934

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.