Department of Numbers

Amarillo, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Amarillo fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2019 to 2.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Amarillo peaked in January 2010 at 5.9% and is now 3.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.5% in June 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Amarillo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -0.2
Texas 3.4% 0.0 -0.3
Amarillo 2.5% 0.0 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2019 data as October 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 October 2009 at 7,672. There are now 4,397 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Amarillo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Amarillo, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Amarillo 3,275 -14 -270

Number of Unemployed Persons

Amarillo, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Amarillo
Unemployment Rate
Amarillo
Unemployed
October
2019
3.6%
September
2019
3.5% 3.4% 2.5% 3,275
August
2019
3.7% 3.4% 2.5% 3,289
July
2019
3.7% 3.4% 2.5% 3,306
June
2019
3.7% 3.4% 2.5% 3,349
May
2019
3.6% 3.5% 2.6% 3,439
April
2019
3.6% 3.7% 2.7% 3,599
March
2019
3.8% 3.8% 2.8% 3,712
February
2019
3.8% 3.8% 2.8% 3,703
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 2.8% 3,650
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 2.7% 3,568
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 2.7% 3,563

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.