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Amarillo, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Amarillo fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2021 to 3.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.7 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Amarillo peaked in April 2020 at 9.0% and is now 5.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Amarillo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Texas 5.2% -0.2 -2.0
Amarillo 3.5% -0.2 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 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 10,979. There are now 6,216 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Amarillo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Amarillo, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Amarillo 4,763 -169 -1,122

Number of Unemployed Persons

Amarillo, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Amarillo
Unemployment Rate
Amarillo
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 5.2% 3.5% 4,763
October
2021
4.6% 5.4% 3.7% 4,932
September
2021
4.7% 5.6% 3.8% 5,116
August
2021
5.2% 5.9% 4.0% 5,386
July
2021
5.4% 6.2% 4.2% 5,690
June
2021
5.9% 6.5% 4.4% 5,958
May
2021
5.8% 6.6% 4.6% 6,122
April
2021
6.0% 6.7% 4.7% 6,298
March
2021
6.0% 6.9% 4.7% 6,384
February
2021
6.2% 6.9% 4.7% 6,339
January
2021
6.4% 6.8% 4.7% 6,291

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.