Overall unemployment rate moved up to 4.8% with the biggest shift in Government, which lost 600 roles, based on the most recently available information published in August 2022.

Total employment in the Texarkana, TX-AR market declined by 241 jobs in July and the unemployment rate increased compared to the prior month by 10 bps to 4.8%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 5 bps over the same time to 3.8%.

  • Texarkana, TX-AR unemployment rate is 102 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 90 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) declined in July versus prior month by -0.8% and are down compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Texarkana, TX-AR Unemployment July 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs declined by -0.5%. Key sectors include:

  • Transportation & Utilities: 13,200; no change
  • Government: 11,500; -600
  • Education & Healthcare: 9,500; +100
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 7,900; +100
  • Manufacturing: 6,000; no change
  • Business Services: 4,700; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 3,100; +100
  • Financial Services: 2,300; no change
  • Other Jobs: 2,000; no change
  • IT & Development: 300; no change
Texarkana, TX-AR Unemployment by Industry July 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through July 2022 (Data published August 2022 and reports created on September 2, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.