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Wichita Falls, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Wichita Falls rose 0.1 percentage points in November 2017 to 3.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Wichita Falls peaked in January 2010 at 8.4% and is now 5.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.2% in October 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Wichita Falls 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
Wichita Falls 3.3% +0.1 -1.1
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: Wichita Falls, Texas, National

Wichita Falls, Texas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Wichita Falls, Texas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Wichita Falls peaked in October 2009 at 5,827. There are now 3,711 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,988 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 128. Wichita Falls employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Wichita Falls, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Wichita Falls 2,116 +128 -648

Number of Unemployed Persons

Wichita Falls, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Wichita Falls
Unemployment Rate
Wichita Falls
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 3.8% 3.3% 2,116
October
2017
4.1% 3.9% 3.2% 1,988
September
2017
4.2% 4.0% 3.5% 2,210
August
2017
4.4% 4.2% 3.7% 2,365
July
2017
4.3% 4.3% 3.6% 2,289
June
2017
4.3% 4.6% 3.9% 2,452
May
2017
4.3% 4.8% 4.1% 2,619
April
2017
4.4% 5.0% 4.4% 2,785
March
2017
4.5% 5.0% 4.6% 2,956
February
2017
4.7% 4.9% 4.6% 2,936
January
2017
4.8% 4.8% 4.4% 2,807

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.