Department of Numbers

Texas Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Texas fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2022 to 4.0%. The state unemployment rate was 0.4 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. From a post peak low of 4.0% in July 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Texas unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.1 -0.6
Texas 4.0% 0.0 -0.9

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

Unemployment Rate: Texas, National

Texas monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to November 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 1,089,253 fewer people unemployed in the state. Texas job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Texas 578,884 -10,383 -116,002

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployed
December 2022 3.5%
November 2022 3.6% 4.0% 578,884
October 2022 3.7% 4.0% 589,267
September 2022 3.5% 4.0% 580,603
August 2022 3.7% 4.1% 594,584
July 2022 3.5% 4.0% 589,205
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