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Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Beaumont fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2022 to 7.0%. 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 17.2% and is now 10.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Beaumont unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Texas 4.0% -0.1 -1.6
Beaumont 7.0% -0.1 -2.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2022 data as August 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 28,735. There are now 17,131 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Beaumont employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Beaumont, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Beaumont 11,604 -232 -4,117

Number of Unemployed Persons

Beaumont, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Beaumont
Unemployment Rate
Beaumont
Unemployed
August
2022
3.7%
July
2022
3.5% 4.0% 7.0% 11,604
June
2022
3.6% 4.1% 7.1% 11,836
May
2022
3.6% 4.2% 7.3% 12,091
April
2022
3.6% 4.3% 7.5% 12,402
March
2022
3.6% 4.4% 7.7% 12,813
February
2022
3.8% 4.7% 8.0% 13,295
January
2022
4.0% 4.8% 8.2% 13,505
December
2021
3.9% 4.8% 8.4% 13,856
November
2021
4.2% 4.9% 8.3% 13,782
October
2021
4.6% 5.0% 8.4% 13,836
September
2021
4.7% 5.1% 8.7% 14,318

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.