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Longview, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Longview fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2019 to 3.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Longview peaked in January 2010 at 8.7% and is now 5.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Longview 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
Longview 3.6% -0.1 -0.3
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: 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 September 2009 at 8,988. There are now 5,534 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Longview employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Longview, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Longview 3,454 -102 -359

Number of Unemployed Persons

Longview, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Longview
Unemployment Rate
Longview
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.4%
July
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.6% 3,454
June
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.7% 3,556
May
2019
3.6% 3.5% 3.8% 3,720
April
2019
3.6% 3.7% 4.0% 3,884
March
2019
3.8% 3.8% 4.1% 3,987
February
2019
3.8% 3.8% 4.1% 4,017
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 4.1% 3,984
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 4.0% 3,912
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 4.0% 3,907
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 4.0% 3,874

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.