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Amarillo, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Amarillo rose 1.1 percentage points in November 2020 to 5.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.5 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Amarillo peaked in April 2020 at 9.2% and is now 3.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.1% in August 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.5 percentage points. You can also compare Amarillo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Texas 8.1% +1.2 +4.6
Amarillo 5.6% +1.1 +3.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 3,826 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,384 in August 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,730. Amarillo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Amarillo, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Amarillo 7,114 +1,301 +3,751

Number of Unemployed Persons

Amarillo, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Amarillo
Unemployment Rate
Amarillo
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 8.1% 5.6% 7,114
October
2020
6.9% 6.9% 4.5% 5,813
September
2020
7.8% 8.3% 5.1% 6,559
August
2020
8.4% 6.8% 4.1% 5,384
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
14.8% 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
3.5% 3.5% 2.5% 3,379

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.