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Wichita Falls, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Wichita Falls rose 1.4 percentage points in November 2020 to 7.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Wichita Falls peaked in April 2020 at 11.8% and is now 4.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.5% in August 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 2.0 percentage points. You can also compare Wichita Falls unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Texas 8.1% +1.2 +4.6
Wichita Falls 7.5% +1.4 +4.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 6,806. There are now 1,952 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,640 in August 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,214. Wichita Falls employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Wichita Falls, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Wichita Falls 4,854 +873 +2,849

Number of Unemployed Persons

Wichita Falls, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Wichita Falls
Unemployment Rate
Wichita Falls
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 8.1% 7.5% 4,854
October
2020
6.9% 6.9% 6.1% 3,981
September
2020
7.8% 8.3% 7.0% 4,545
August
2020
8.4% 6.8% 5.5% 3,640
July
2020
10.2% 8.0% 6.5% 4,061
June
2020
11.1% 8.4% 6.5% 4,016
May
2020
13.3% 13.0% 10.3% 6,130
April
2020
14.8% 13.5% 11.8% 6,806
March
2020
4.4% 5.1% 4.6% 2,917
February
2020
3.5% 3.5% 3.1% 2,014
January
2020
3.5% 3.5% 3.1% 2,015

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.