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Longview, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Longview fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2018 to 3.9%. 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 4.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.8% in July 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Longview unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Texas 3.7% -0.1 -0.2
Longview 3.9% 0.0 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 5,174 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,666 in August 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 176. Longview employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Longview, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Longview 3,842 +86 -518

Number of Unemployed Persons

Longview, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Longview
Unemployment Rate
Longview
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.7% 3.9% 3,842
September
2018
3.7% 3.8% 3.9% 3,756
August
2018
3.9% 3.9% 3.8% 3,666
July
2018
3.9% 4.0% 3.8% 3,684
June
2018
4.0% 4.0% 4.1% 3,987
May
2018
3.8% 4.1% 4.3% 4,235
April
2018
3.9% 4.1% 4.5% 4,440
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

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.