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Wichita Falls, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Wichita Falls fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2019 to 3.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Wichita Falls peaked in January 2010 at 8.4% and is now 4.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.2% in October 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Wichita Falls unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Texas 3.8% 0.0 -0.3
Wichita Falls 3.5% -0.1 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Wichita Falls, Texas, National

Wichita Falls, Texas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Wichita Falls, Texas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Wichita Falls peaked in October 2009 at 5,827. There are now 3,506 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,103 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 218. Wichita Falls employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Wichita Falls, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Wichita Falls 2,321 -65 +37

Number of Unemployed Persons

Wichita Falls, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Wichita Falls
Unemployment Rate
Wichita Falls
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.8%
February
2019
3.8% 3.8% 3.5% 2,321
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 3.6% 2,386
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 3.5% 2,277
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 3.3% 2,137
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 3.2% 2,110
September
2018
3.7% 3.7% 3.3% 2,153
August
2018
3.8% 3.7% 3.3% 2,158
July
2018
3.9% 3.8% 3.5% 2,255
June
2018
4.0% 3.8% 3.6% 2,326
May
2018
3.8% 3.9% 3.4% 2,239
April
2018
3.9% 4.0% 3.5% 2,319

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.