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Amarillo, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Amarillo fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2022 to 2.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Amarillo peaked in April 2020 at 8.5% and is now 5.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.9% in June 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Amarillo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Texas 4.0% -0.1 -1.6
Amarillo 2.9% 0.0 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2022 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Amarillo, Texas, National

Amarillo, Texas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Amarillo, Texas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Amarillo peaked in April 2020 at 10,199. There are now 6,300 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Amarillo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Amarillo, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Amarillo 3,899 -58 -1,090

Number of Unemployed Persons

Amarillo, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Amarillo
Unemployment Rate
Amarillo
Unemployed
August
2022
3.7%
July
2022
3.5% 4.0% 2.9% 3,899
June
2022
3.6% 4.1% 2.9% 3,957
May
2022
3.6% 4.2% 3.0% 4,018
April
2022
3.6% 4.3% 3.0% 4,076
March
2022
3.6% 4.4% 3.1% 4,187
February
2022
3.8% 4.7% 3.2% 4,359
January
2022
4.0% 4.8% 3.3% 4,401
December
2021
3.9% 4.8% 3.4% 4,515
November
2021
4.2% 4.9% 3.4% 4,500
October
2021
4.6% 5.0% 3.4% 4,519
September
2021
4.7% 5.1% 3.5% 4,640

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.