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Amarillo, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Amarillo fell 0.2 percentage points in July 2021 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.0 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Amarillo peaked in April 2020 at 9.0% and is now 4.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.8% in August 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Amarillo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Texas 6.2% -0.3 -3.1
Amarillo 4.2% -0.2 -1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 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 10,979. There are now 5,287 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,155 in August 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 537. Amarillo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Amarillo, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Amarillo 5,692 -266 -1,511

Number of Unemployed Persons

Amarillo, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Amarillo
Unemployment Rate
Amarillo
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 6.2% 4.2% 5,692
June
2021
5.9% 6.5% 4.4% 5,958
May
2021
5.8% 6.6% 4.6% 6,122
April
2021
6.1% 6.7% 4.7% 6,298
March
2021
6.0% 6.9% 4.7% 6,384
February
2021
6.2% 6.9% 4.7% 6,339
January
2021
6.3% 6.8% 4.7% 6,291
December
2020
6.7% 6.9% 4.3% 5,734
November
2020
6.7% 7.2% 4.5% 5,885
October
2020
6.9% 7.3% 4.5% 6,072
September
2020
7.8% 7.9% 4.7% 6,297

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.