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Wichita Falls, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Wichita Falls fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2019 to 3.1%. 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 5.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.1% in June 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Wichita Falls 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
Wichita Falls 3.1% 0.0 -0.2
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: 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 5,802. There are now 3,773 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 July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Wichita Falls 2,029 -18 -159

Number of Unemployed Persons

Wichita Falls, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Wichita Falls
Unemployment Rate
Wichita Falls
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.4%
July
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.1% 2,029
June
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.1% 2,047
May
2019
3.6% 3.5% 3.2% 2,088
April
2019
3.6% 3.7% 3.3% 2,171
March
2019
3.8% 3.8% 3.4% 2,231
February
2019
3.8% 3.8% 3.4% 2,247
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 3.4% 2,217
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 3.3% 2,169
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 3.3% 2,163
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 3.3% 2,154

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.