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Wichita Falls, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Wichita Falls fell 0.4 percentage points in August 2021 to 5.3%. 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 11.1% and is now 5.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Wichita Falls unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.2% -0.2 -3.2
Texas 5.9% -0.3 -1.0
Wichita Falls 5.3% -0.4 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2021 data as September 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 6,802. There are now 3,363 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 August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Wichita Falls 3,439 -244 -86

Number of Unemployed Persons

Wichita Falls, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Wichita Falls
Unemployment Rate
Wichita Falls
Unemployed
September
2021
4.8%
August
2021
5.2% 5.9% 5.3% 3,439
July
2021
5.4% 6.2% 5.7% 3,683
June
2021
5.9% 6.5% 6.1% 3,903
May
2021
5.8% 6.6% 6.3% 4,058
April
2021
6.1% 6.7% 6.6% 4,215
March
2021
6.0% 6.9% 6.7% 4,314
February
2021
6.2% 6.9% 6.7% 4,335
January
2021
6.3% 6.8% 6.7% 4,341
December
2020
6.7% 6.9% 6.3% 4,017
November
2020
6.7% 7.2% 6.4% 4,129
October
2020
6.9% 7.3% 6.5% 4,260

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.