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Texarkana, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Texarkana fell 0.6 percentage points in July 2021 to 5.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Texarkana peaked in April 2020 at 13.8% and is now 8.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.3% in January 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Texarkana unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Texas 6.2% -0.3 -3.1
Texarkana 5.6% -0.6 -2.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 8,494. There are now 4,926 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,401 in January 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 167.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Texarkana 3,568 -423 -1,453

Number of Unemployed Persons

Texarkana, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Texarkana
Unemployment Rate
Texarkana
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 6.2% 5.6% 3,568
June
2021
5.9% 6.5% 6.2% 3,991
May
2021
5.8% 6.6% 6.3% 4,044
April
2021
6.1% 6.7% 6.3% 4,063
March
2021
6.0% 6.9% 6.2% 4,001
February
2021
6.2% 6.9% 6.1% 3,882
January
2021
6.3% 6.8% 5.3% 3,401
December
2020
6.7% 6.9% 5.8% 3,707
November
2020
6.7% 7.2% 6.2% 3,862
October
2020
6.9% 7.3% 6.4% 4,055
September
2020
7.8% 7.9% 6.7% 4,261

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.