Department of Numbers

Texas Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Texas fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2022 to 4.0%. The state unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Texas peaked in April 2020 at 12.6% and is now 8.6 percentage points lower. You can also see Texas unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Texas 4.0% -0.1 -1.6

Note: All comparisons are made with July data as August state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Texas, National

Texas monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to July 2022

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Texas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Texas peaked in April 2020 at 1,668,137. There are now 1,080,275 fewer people unemployed in the state. Texas job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Texas 587,862 -9,878 -206,660

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Texas from 1990 to July 2022

Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployed
August 2022 3.7%
July 2022 3.5% 4.0% 587,862
June 2022 3.6% 4.1% 597,740
May 2022 3.6% 4.2% 607,964
April 2022 3.6% 4.3% 620,722
March 2022 3.6% 4.4% 634,543
February 2022 3.8% 4.7% 675,048
January 2022 4.0% 4.8% 687,991
December 2021 3.9% 4.8% 687,603
November 2021 4.2% 4.9% 694,886
October 2021 4.6% 5.0% 714,152
September 2021 4.7% 5.1% 728,670