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Wichita Falls, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Wichita Falls fell 1.6 percentage points in May 2020 to 10.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.8 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Wichita Falls peaked in April 2020 at 11.8% and is now 1.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Wichita Falls unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Texas 13.0% -0.5 +9.6
Wichita Falls 10.2% -1.6 +7.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 650 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 May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Wichita Falls 6,156 -650 +4,144

Number of Unemployed Persons

Wichita Falls, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Wichita Falls
Unemployment Rate
Wichita Falls
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1%
May
2020
13.3% 13.0% 10.2% 6,156
April
2020
14.7% 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
3.6% 3.5% 3.1% 2,015
December
2019
3.5% 3.5% 3.0% 1,988
November
2019
3.5% 3.5% 3.1% 2,005
October
2019
3.6% 3.5% 3.1% 2,019
September
2019
3.5% 3.5% 3.1% 2,032
August
2019
3.7% 3.5% 3.1% 2,037
July
2019
3.7% 3.5% 3.1% 2,026

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.