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Longview, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Longview rose 0.1 percentage points in February 2021 to 7.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Longview peaked in April 2020 at 12.5% and is now 4.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 7.2% in August 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.7 percentage points. You can also compare Longview unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Texas 6.9% +0.1 +3.2
Longview 7.9% +0.1 +4.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Longview, Texas, National

Longview, Texas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Longview, Texas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Longview peaked in May 2020 at 11,327. There are now 3,708 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 7,088 in August 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 531. Longview employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Longview, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Longview 7,619 +98 +3,754

Number of Unemployed Persons

Longview, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Longview
Unemployment Rate
Longview
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 6.9% 7.9% 7,619
January
2021
6.3% 6.8% 7.8% 7,521
December
2020
6.7% 6.9% 8.4% 8,124
November
2020
6.7% 7.2% 9.2% 8,986
October
2020
6.9% 7.3% 7.8% 7,525
September
2020
7.8% 7.9% 8.9% 8,719
August
2020
8.4% 6.9% 7.2% 7,088
July
2020
10.2% 9.3% 8.3% 7,862
June
2020
11.1% 10.2% 8.4% 7,909
May
2020
13.3% 11.6% 12.3% 11,327
April
2020
14.8% 12.9% 12.5% 11,256

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.