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Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Beaumont fell 0.3 percentage points in November 2021 to 8.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 3.0 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Beaumont peaked in April 2020 at 18.0% and is now 9.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Beaumont unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Texas 5.2% -0.2 -2.0
Beaumont 8.2% -0.3 -2.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 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 April 2020 at 30,241. There are now 15,993 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Beaumont employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Beaumont, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Beaumont 14,248 -432 -4,008

Number of Unemployed Persons

Beaumont, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Beaumont
Unemployment Rate
Beaumont
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 5.2% 8.2% 14,248
October
2021
4.6% 5.4% 8.5% 14,680
September
2021
4.7% 5.6% 8.7% 15,127
August
2021
5.2% 5.9% 9.1% 15,751
July
2021
5.4% 6.2% 10.3% 17,939
June
2021
5.9% 6.5% 10.7% 18,586
May
2021
5.8% 6.6% 10.9% 18,965
April
2021
6.0% 6.7% 11.2% 19,455
March
2021
6.0% 6.9% 11.5% 19,910
February
2021
6.2% 6.9% 11.7% 20,328
January
2021
6.4% 6.8% 11.0% 19,004

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.