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Amarillo, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Amarillo fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.3 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Amarillo peaked in April 2020 at 8.5% and is now 5.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Amarillo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Texas 4.3% -0.1 -1.9
Amarillo 3.0% -0.1 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 6,122 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Amarillo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Amarillo, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Amarillo 4,077 -110 -1,554

Number of Unemployed Persons

Amarillo, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Amarillo
Unemployment Rate
Amarillo
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.3% 3.0% 4,077
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
August
2021
5.2% 5.4% 3.6% 4,801
July
2021
5.4% 5.6% 3.7% 4,989
June
2021
5.9% 5.9% 3.9% 5,194

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.