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Wichita Falls, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Wichita Falls fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Wichita Falls peaked in April 2020 at 10.6% and is now 6.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Wichita Falls unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Texas 4.3% -0.1 -1.9
Wichita Falls 4.1% -0.1 -1.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 April 2020 at 6,462. There are now 3,837 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Wichita Falls employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Wichita Falls, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Wichita Falls 2,625 -58 -1,069

Number of Unemployed Persons

Wichita Falls, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Wichita Falls
Unemployment Rate
Wichita Falls
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.3% 4.1% 2,625
March
2022
3.6% 4.4% 4.2% 2,683
February
2022
3.8% 4.7% 4.4% 2,785
January
2022
4.0% 4.8% 4.4% 2,803
December
2021
3.9% 4.8% 4.5% 2,857
November
2021
4.2% 4.9% 4.5% 2,846
October
2021
4.6% 5.0% 4.5% 2,854
September
2021
4.7% 5.1% 4.6% 2,934
August
2021
5.2% 5.4% 4.8% 3,044
July
2021
5.4% 5.6% 5.0% 3,181
June
2021
5.9% 5.9% 5.2% 3,336

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.