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Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Beaumont fell 0.6 percentage points in May 2020 to 18.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 5.2 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Beaumont peaked in April 2020 at 18.8% and is now 0.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Beaumont unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Texas 13.0% -0.5 +9.6
Beaumont 18.2% -0.6 +12.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 in May 2020 is at a new high of 30,654. Beaumont employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Beaumont, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Beaumont 30,654 +44 +21,297

Number of Unemployed Persons

Beaumont, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Beaumont
Unemployment Rate
Beaumont
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1% 8.6%
May
2020
13.3% 13.0% 18.2% 30,654
April
2020
14.7% 13.5% 18.8% 30,610
March
2020
4.4% 5.1% 8.4% 14,595
February
2020
3.5% 3.5% 5.5% 9,559
January
2020
3.6% 3.5% 5.5% 9,580
December
2019
3.5% 3.5% 5.4% 9,386
November
2019
3.5% 3.5% 5.4% 9,481
October
2019
3.6% 3.5% 5.5% 9,569
September
2019
3.5% 3.5% 5.5% 9,658
August
2019
3.7% 3.5% 5.6% 9,691
July
2019
3.7% 3.5% 5.5% 9,615

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.