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Texarkana, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Texarkana fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2018 to 5.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.4 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Texarkana peaked in February 2010 at 7.8% and is now 2.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.3% in February 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.8 percentage points. You can also compare Texarkana 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
Texarkana 5.1% 0.0 +0.8
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: 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 May 2011 at 5,398. There are now 2,073 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,763 in December 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 562.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Texarkana 3,325 +22 +553

Number of Unemployed Persons

Texarkana, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Texarkana
Unemployment Rate
Texarkana
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.7% 5.1% 3,325
September
2018
3.7% 3.8% 5.1% 3,303
August
2018
3.9% 3.9% 4.8% 3,120
July
2018
3.9% 4.0% 5.1% 3,291
June
2018
4.0% 4.0% 5.2% 3,425
May
2018
3.8% 4.1% 5.0% 3,235
April
2018
3.9% 4.1% 4.7% 3,078
March
2018
4.1% 4.0% 4.7% 3,085
February
2018
4.1% 4.0% 4.5% 2,929
January
2018
4.1% 4.0% 4.4% 2,813
December
2017
4.1% 4.0% 4.3% 2,763

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.