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Texarkana, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Texarkana rose 0.1 percentage points in November 2017 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 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. From a post peak low of 4.1% in October 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Texarkana unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Texas 3.8% -0.1 -1.0
Texarkana 4.2% +0.1 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December 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 2,701 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,643 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 70.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Texarkana 2,713 +70 -395

Number of Unemployed Persons

Texarkana, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Texarkana
Unemployment Rate
Texarkana
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 3.8% 4.2% 2,713
October
2017
4.1% 3.9% 4.1% 2,643
September
2017
4.2% 4.0% 4.2% 2,745
August
2017
4.4% 4.2% 4.4% 2,849
July
2017
4.3% 4.3% 4.4% 2,842
June
2017
4.3% 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

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.