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Texarkana, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Texarkana rose 0.9 percentage points in November 2020 to 7.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Texarkana peaked in April 2020 at 13.7% and is now 6.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.2% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.9 percentage points. You can also compare Texarkana unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Texas 8.1% +1.2 +4.6
Texarkana 7.1% +0.9 +3.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Texarkana, Texas, National

Texarkana, Texas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Texarkana, Texas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Texarkana peaked in April 2020 at 8,506. There are now 3,845 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,073 in October 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 588.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Texarkana 4,661 +588 +1,971

Number of Unemployed Persons

Texarkana, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Texarkana
Unemployment Rate
Texarkana
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 8.1% 7.1% 4,661
October
2020
6.9% 6.9% 6.2% 4,073
September
2020
7.8% 8.3% 7.2% 4,766
August
2020
8.4% 6.8% 6.6% 4,352
July
2020
10.2% 8.0% 7.2% 4,631
June
2020
11.1% 8.4% 7.9% 5,018
May
2020
13.3% 13.0% 10.9% 6,869
April
2020
14.8% 13.5% 13.7% 8,506
March
2020
4.4% 5.1% 5.8% 3,804
February
2020
3.5% 3.5% 4.1% 2,673
January
2020
3.5% 3.5% 4.1% 2,678

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.