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Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Beaumont fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2018 to 6.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.9 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Beaumont peaked in March 2010 at 11.7% and is now 4.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.6% in March 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Beaumont unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Texas 4.0% 0.0 -0.7
Beaumont 6.9% 0.0 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March 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 2011 at 21,753. There are now 9,698 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 11,271 in July 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 784. Beaumont employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Beaumont, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Beaumont 12,055 -50 -2,147

Number of Unemployed Persons

Beaumont, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Beaumont
Unemployment Rate
Beaumont
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 4.0% 6.9% 12,055
January
2018
4.1% 4.0% 6.9% 12,105
December
2017
4.1% 4.0% 6.8% 11,687
November
2017
4.1% 3.9% 6.6% 11,405
October
2017
4.1% 3.9% 6.9% 11,920
September
2017
4.2% 4.0% 7.8% 13,517
August
2017
4.4% 4.0% 6.8% 11,634
July
2017
4.3% 4.1% 6.6% 11,271
June
2017
4.3% 4.2% 7.1% 12,197
May
2017
4.3% 4.4% 7.5% 12,980
April
2017
4.4% 4.5% 8.0% 13,973

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.