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Amarillo, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Amarillo fell 0.8 percentage points in August 2020 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.7 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Amarillo peaked in April 2020 at 9.2% and is now 5.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Amarillo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 8.4% -1.8 +4.7
Texas 6.8% -1.2 +3.3
Amarillo 4.1% -0.8 +1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2020 data as September 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 10,940. There are now 5,571 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Amarillo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Amarillo, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Amarillo 5,369 -764 +1,975

Number of Unemployed Persons

Amarillo, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Amarillo
Unemployment Rate
Amarillo
Unemployed
September
2020
7.9%
August
2020
8.4% 6.8% 4.1% 5,369
July
2020
10.2% 8.0% 4.9% 6,133
June
2020
11.1% 8.4% 5.7% 7,107
May
2020
13.3% 13.0% 9.0% 10,875
April
2020
14.7% 13.5% 9.2% 10,940
March
2020
4.4% 5.1% 3.7% 4,839
February
2020
3.5% 3.5% 2.6% 3,411
January
2020
3.6% 3.5% 2.5% 3,379
December
2019
3.5% 3.5% 2.5% 3,337
November
2019
3.5% 3.5% 2.5% 3,363
October
2019
3.6% 3.5% 2.5% 3,382

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.