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Longview, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Longview fell 0.2 percentage points in May 2020 to 12.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Longview peaked in April 2020 at 12.5% and is now 0.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Longview unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Texas 13.0% -0.5 +9.6
Longview 12.3% -0.2 +8.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 in May 2020 is at a new high of 11,326. Longview employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Longview, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Longview 11,326 +70 +7,828

Number of Unemployed Persons

Longview, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Longview
Unemployment Rate
Longview
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1%
May
2020
13.3% 13.0% 12.3% 11,326
April
2020
14.7% 13.5% 12.5% 11,256
March
2020
4.4% 5.1% 5.7% 5,541
February
2020
3.5% 3.5% 3.9% 3,865
January
2020
3.6% 3.5% 3.8% 3,793
December
2019
3.5% 3.5% 3.8% 3,832
November
2019
3.5% 3.5% 3.8% 3,771
October
2019
3.6% 3.5% 3.7% 3,704
September
2019
3.5% 3.5% 3.6% 3,629
August
2019
3.7% 3.5% 3.6% 3,552
July
2019
3.7% 3.5% 3.5% 3,491

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.