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Texarkana, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Texarkana fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2021 to 6.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Texarkana peaked in April 2020 at 13.7% and is now 7.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.9% in December 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.6 percentage points. You can also compare Texarkana unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Texas 6.9% +0.1 +3.2
Texarkana 6.5% 0.0 +2.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 4,315 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,907 in December 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 284.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Texarkana 4,191 +19 +1,518

Number of Unemployed Persons

Texarkana, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Texarkana
Unemployment Rate
Texarkana
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 6.9% 6.5% 4,191
January
2021
6.3% 6.8% 6.5% 4,172
December
2020
6.7% 6.9% 5.9% 3,907
November
2020
6.7% 7.2% 7.2% 4,686
October
2020
6.9% 7.3% 6.2% 4,073
September
2020
7.8% 7.9% 7.2% 4,766
August
2020
8.4% 6.9% 6.6% 4,352
July
2020
10.2% 9.3% 7.2% 4,631
June
2020
11.1% 10.2% 7.9% 5,018
May
2020
13.3% 11.6% 10.9% 6,869
April
2020
14.8% 12.9% 13.7% 8,506

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.