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Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Beaumont fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2019 to 5.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.9 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Beaumont peaked in January 2011 at 11.6% and is now 6.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.3% in June 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Beaumont unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Texas 3.4% 0.0 -0.4
Beaumont 5.3% 0.0 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 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 March 2011 at 21,578. There are now 12,201 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 9,346 in June 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 31. Beaumont employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Beaumont, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Beaumont 9,377 +31 -914

Number of Unemployed Persons

Beaumont, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Beaumont
Unemployment Rate
Beaumont
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.4%
July
2019
3.7% 3.4% 5.3% 9,377
June
2019
3.7% 3.4% 5.3% 9,346
May
2019
3.6% 3.5% 5.4% 9,464
April
2019
3.6% 3.7% 5.5% 9,805
March
2019
3.8% 3.8% 5.7% 10,108
February
2019
3.8% 3.8% 5.7% 10,188
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 5.7% 10,054
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 5.6% 9,860
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 5.6% 9,826
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 5.5% 9,798

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.