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Texarkana, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Texarkana fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2019 to 4.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Texarkana peaked in February 2010 at 7.8% and is now 3.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.3% in March 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Texarkana unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Texas 3.4% 0.0 -0.4
Texarkana 4.3% -0.1 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 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 2011 at 5,396. There are now 2,621 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Texarkana 2,775 -78 -535

Number of Unemployed Persons

Texarkana, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Texarkana
Unemployment Rate
Texarkana
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.4%
July
2019
3.7% 3.4% 4.3% 2,775
June
2019
3.7% 3.4% 4.4% 2,853
May
2019
3.6% 3.5% 4.6% 2,976
April
2019
3.6% 3.7% 4.8% 3,136
March
2019
3.8% 3.8% 5.0% 3,256
February
2019
3.8% 3.8% 5.1% 3,323
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 5.1% 3,317
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 5.1% 3,292
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 5.1% 3,291
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 5.1% 3,300

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.