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Wichita Falls, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Wichita Falls fell 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 3.7%. 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 April 2020 at 10.6% and is now 6.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Wichita Falls unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Texas 4.0% -0.1 -1.1
Wichita Falls 3.7% -0.1 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 4,109 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 September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Wichita Falls 2,353 -55 -581

Number of Unemployed Persons

Wichita Falls, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Wichita Falls
Unemployment Rate
Wichita Falls
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 4.0% 3.7% 2,353
August
2022
3.7% 4.1% 3.8% 2,408
July
2022
3.5% 4.0% 3.8% 2,442
June
2022
3.6% 4.1% 3.9% 2,501
May
2022
3.6% 4.2% 4.0% 2,573
April
2022
3.6% 4.3% 4.1% 2,624
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

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.