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Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Beaumont fell 0.4 percentage points in October 2018 to 5.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.8 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Beaumont peaked in March 2010 at 11.7% and is now 6.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Beaumont unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Texas 3.7% -0.1 -0.2
Beaumont 5.5% -0.4 -1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 21,774. There are now 12,320 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Beaumont employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Beaumont, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Beaumont 9,454 -642 -2,332

Number of Unemployed Persons

Beaumont, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Beaumont
Unemployment Rate
Beaumont
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.7% 5.5% 9,454
September
2018
3.7% 3.8% 5.9% 10,096
August
2018
3.9% 3.9% 6.0% 10,306
July
2018
3.9% 4.0% 6.0% 10,372
June
2018
4.0% 4.0% 6.1% 10,657
May
2018
3.8% 4.1% 6.3% 11,019
April
2018
3.9% 4.1% 6.7% 11,697
March
2018
4.1% 4.0% 6.9% 12,054
February
2018
4.1% 4.0% 6.9% 12,088
January
2018
4.1% 4.0% 6.9% 12,041
December
2017
4.1% 4.0% 6.7% 11,642

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.