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El Paso, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for El Paso fell 0.2 percentage points in April 2022 to 4.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in El Paso peaked in April 2020 at 14.1% and is now 9.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare El Paso unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Texas 4.3% -0.1 -1.9
El Paso 4.8% -0.2 -2.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: El Paso, Texas, National

El Paso, Texas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

El Paso, Texas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in El Paso peaked in April 2020 at 48,366. There are now 30,675 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. El Paso employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in El Paso, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
El Paso 17,691 -541 -7,440

Number of Unemployed Persons

El Paso, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
El Paso
Unemployment Rate
El Paso
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.3% 4.8% 17,691
March
2022
3.6% 4.4% 5.0% 18,232
February
2022
3.8% 4.7% 5.2% 18,951
January
2022
4.0% 4.8% 5.2% 19,224
December
2021
3.9% 4.8% 5.4% 19,687
November
2021
4.2% 4.9% 5.3% 19,600
October
2021
4.6% 5.0% 5.4% 19,644
September
2021
4.7% 5.1% 5.5% 20,218
August
2021
5.2% 5.4% 5.7% 21,053
July
2021
5.4% 5.6% 6.0% 22,072
June
2021
5.9% 5.9% 6.3% 23,146

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.