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Longview, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Longview fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2018 to 4.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Longview peaked in January 2010 at 8.7% and is now 4.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.3% in December 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Longview unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% -0.2 -0.5
Texas 4.1% +0.1 -0.4
Longview 4.6% 0.0 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2018 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 August 2009 at 9,016. There are now 4,574 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,320 in January 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 122. Longview employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Longview, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Longview 4,442 -44 -991

Number of Unemployed Persons

Longview, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Longview
Unemployment Rate
Longview
Unemployed
May
2018
3.8% 4.1%
April
2018
3.9% 4.1% 4.6% 4,442
March
2018
4.1% 4.0% 4.6% 4,486
February
2018
4.1% 4.0% 4.5% 4,407
January
2018
4.1% 4.0% 4.4% 4,320
December
2017
4.1% 4.0% 4.5% 4,349
November
2017
4.1% 3.9% 4.5% 4,354
October
2017
4.1% 3.9% 4.5% 4,360
September
2017
4.2% 4.0% 4.5% 4,410
August
2017
4.4% 4.0% 4.6% 4,501
July
2017
4.3% 4.1% 4.8% 4,616
June
2017
4.3% 4.2% 4.9% 4,808

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.