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Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Beaumont rose 1.7 percentage points in November 2020 to 12.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 4.1 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Beaumont peaked in April 2020 at 18.8% and is now 6.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 10.2% in August 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 2.0 percentage points. You can also compare Beaumont unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Texas 8.1% +1.2 +4.6
Beaumont 12.2% +1.7 +6.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 30,637. There are now 9,444 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 17,684 in August 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 3,509. Beaumont employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Beaumont, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Beaumont 21,193 +3,387 +11,712

Number of Unemployed Persons

Beaumont, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Beaumont
Unemployment Rate
Beaumont
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7% 7.2%
November
2020
6.7% 8.1% 12.2% 21,193
October
2020
6.9% 6.9% 10.5% 17,806
September
2020
7.8% 8.3% 12.5% 21,747
August
2020
8.4% 6.8% 10.2% 17,684
July
2020
10.2% 8.0% 11.9% 20,124
June
2020
11.1% 8.4% 12.1% 20,310
May
2020
13.3% 13.0% 18.2% 30,637
April
2020
14.8% 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
3.5% 3.5% 5.5% 9,580

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.