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Longview, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Longview fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 4.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Longview peaked in April 2020 at 11.7% and is now 6.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Longview 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
Longview 4.9% -0.1 -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: 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 10,770. There are now 6,067 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Longview employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Longview, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Longview 4,703 -161 -1,968

Number of Unemployed Persons

Longview, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Longview
Unemployment Rate
Longview
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.3% 4.9% 4,703
March
2022
3.6% 4.4% 5.0% 4,864
February
2022
3.8% 4.7% 5.2% 5,057
January
2022
4.0% 4.8% 5.3% 5,130
December
2021
3.9% 4.8% 5.5% 5,270
November
2021
4.2% 4.9% 5.5% 5,244
October
2021
4.6% 5.0% 5.5% 5,255
September
2021
4.7% 5.1% 5.6% 5,404
August
2021
5.2% 5.4% 5.9% 5,618
July
2021
5.4% 5.6% 6.1% 5,876
June
2021
5.9% 5.9% 6.4% 6,146

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.