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Amarillo, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Amarillo rose 0.1 percentage points in February 2018 to 2.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Amarillo peaked in January 2010 at 5.9% and is now 3.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.5% in October 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Amarillo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Texas 4.0% 0.0 -0.7
Amarillo 2.8% +0.1 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March 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 4,004 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,362 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 364. Amarillo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Amarillo, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Amarillo 3,726 +95 -956

Number of Unemployed Persons

Amarillo, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Amarillo
Unemployment Rate
Amarillo
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 4.0% 2.8% 3,726
January
2018
4.1% 4.0% 2.7% 3,631
December
2017
4.1% 4.0% 2.8% 3,659
November
2017
4.1% 3.9% 2.7% 3,512
October
2017
4.1% 3.9% 2.5% 3,362
September
2017
4.2% 4.0% 2.7% 3,623
August
2017
4.4% 4.0% 2.9% 3,822
July
2017
4.3% 4.1% 2.8% 3,699
June
2017
4.3% 4.2% 3.0% 4,032
May
2017
4.3% 4.4% 3.3% 4,393
April
2017
4.4% 4.5% 3.5% 4,604

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.