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Texarkana, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Texarkana fell 0.1 percentage points in May 2015 to 5.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Texarkana peaked in April 2010 at 7.8% and is now 2.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Texarkana unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.5% +0.1 -0.8
Texas 4.3% +0.1 -0.8
Texarkana 5.2% -0.1 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1

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 2,087 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Texarkana employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Texarkana, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Texarkana 3,309 -82 -819

Number of Unemployed Persons

Texarkana, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Texarkana
Unemployment Rate
Texarkana
Unemployed
May
2015
5.5% 4.3% 5.2% 3,309
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
January
2015
5.7% 4.4% 5.5% 3,566
December
2014
5.6% 4.6% 5.7% 3,648
November
2014
5.8% 4.6% 5.8% 3,737
October
2014
5.7% 4.7% 5.8% 3,759
September
2014
5.9% 4.8% 5.9% 3,821
August
2014
6.1% 4.9% 6.1% 3,895
July
2014
6.2% 5.0% 6.2% 3,967
June
2014
6.1% 5.0% 6.2% 4,017

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.