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Longview, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Longview fell 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 4.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Longview peaked in April 2020 at 11.7% and is now 7.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Longview unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Texas 4.0% -0.1 -1.1
Longview 4.4% -0.1 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 6,533 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Longview employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Longview, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Longview 4,237 -80 -1,167

Number of Unemployed Persons

Longview, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Longview
Unemployment Rate
Longview
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 4.0% 4.4% 4,237
August
2022
3.7% 4.1% 4.5% 4,317
July
2022
3.5% 4.0% 4.5% 4,374
June
2022
3.6% 4.1% 4.6% 4,463
May
2022
3.6% 4.2% 4.8% 4,581
April
2022
3.6% 4.3% 4.9% 4,702
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

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.