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Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Beaumont fell 0.2 percentage points in April 2022 to 7.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 3.2 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Beaumont peaked in April 2020 at 17.2% and is now 9.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Beaumont unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Texas 4.3% -0.1 -1.9
Beaumont 7.5% -0.2 -2.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 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 May 2020 at 28,735. There are now 16,331 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Beaumont employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Beaumont, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Beaumont 12,404 -409 -5,032

Number of Unemployed Persons

Beaumont, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Beaumont
Unemployment Rate
Beaumont
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.3% 7.5% 12,404
March
2022
3.6% 4.4% 7.7% 12,813
February
2022
3.8% 4.7% 8.0% 13,295
January
2022
4.0% 4.8% 8.2% 13,505
December
2021
3.9% 4.8% 8.4% 13,856
November
2021
4.2% 4.9% 8.3% 13,782
October
2021
4.6% 5.0% 8.4% 13,836
September
2021
4.7% 5.1% 8.7% 14,318
August
2021
5.2% 5.4% 9.1% 14,990
July
2021
5.4% 5.6% 9.5% 15,721
June
2021
5.9% 5.9% 9.9% 16,404

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.