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Texarkana, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Texarkana fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 4.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Texarkana peaked in April 2020 at 13.3% and is now 8.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Texarkana unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Texas 4.3% -0.1 -1.9
Texarkana 4.4% -0.1 -1.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 8,145. There are now 5,299 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Texarkana 2,846 -12 -982

Number of Unemployed Persons

Texarkana, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Texarkana
Unemployment Rate
Texarkana
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.3% 4.4% 2,846
March
2022
3.6% 4.4% 4.5% 2,858
February
2022
3.8% 4.7% 4.6% 2,919
January
2022
4.0% 4.8% 4.6% 2,935
December
2021
3.9% 4.8% 4.7% 2,984
November
2021
4.2% 4.9% 4.7% 2,965
October
2021
4.6% 5.0% 4.7% 2,961
September
2021
4.7% 5.1% 4.8% 3,040
August
2021
5.2% 5.4% 5.0% 3,173
July
2021
5.4% 5.6% 5.3% 3,349
June
2021
5.9% 5.9% 5.6% 3,536

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.