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Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Beaumont fell 0.3 percentage points in April 2021 to 11.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 4.5 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Beaumont peaked in April 2020 at 18.0% and is now 6.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 9.5% in August 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.7 percentage points. You can also compare Beaumont unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% +0.1 -8.7
Texas 6.7% -0.2 -6.2
Beaumont 11.2% -0.3 -6.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2021 data as May metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Beaumont, Texas, National

Beaumont, Texas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Beaumont, Texas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Beaumont peaked in April 2020 at 30,241. There are now 10,856 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 16,253 in August 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 3,132. Beaumont employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Beaumont, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Beaumont 19,385 -525 -10,856

Number of Unemployed Persons

Beaumont, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Beaumont
Unemployment Rate
Beaumont
Unemployed
May
2021
5.8%
April
2021
6.1% 6.7% 11.2% 19,385
March
2021
6.0% 6.9% 11.5% 19,910
February
2021
6.2% 6.9% 11.7% 20,328
January
2021
6.3% 6.8% 11.0% 19,004
December
2020
6.7% 6.9% 10.4% 17,857
November
2020
6.7% 7.2% 10.6% 18,256
October
2020
6.9% 7.3% 10.8% 18,850
September
2020
7.8% 7.9% 11.5% 19,737
August
2020
8.4% 6.9% 9.5% 16,253
July
2020
10.2% 9.3% 13.2% 22,685
June
2020
11.1% 10.2% 14.6% 25,090

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.