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Amarillo, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Amarillo fell 0.1 percentage points in October 2018 to 2.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Amarillo peaked in January 2010 at 5.9% and is now 3.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Amarillo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Texas 3.7% -0.1 -0.2
Amarillo 2.6% -0.1 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 September 2009 at 7,730. There are now 4,238 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Amarillo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Amarillo, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Amarillo 3,492 -57 -39

Number of Unemployed Persons

Amarillo, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Amarillo
Unemployment Rate
Amarillo
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.7% 2.6% 3,492
September
2018
3.7% 3.8% 2.7% 3,549
August
2018
3.9% 3.9% 2.7% 3,551
July
2018
3.9% 4.0% 2.7% 3,580
June
2018
4.0% 4.0% 2.8% 3,708
May
2018
3.8% 4.1% 2.8% 3,707
April
2018
3.9% 4.1% 2.9% 3,887
March
2018
4.1% 4.0% 3.0% 3,931
February
2018
4.1% 4.0% 2.8% 3,725
January
2018
4.1% 4.0% 2.7% 3,590
December
2017
4.1% 4.0% 2.7% 3,519

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.