Overall unemployment rate moved up to 4.6% with the biggest shift in Government, which lost 200 roles, based on the most recently available information published in August 2022.

Total employment in the Texarkana, TX-AR market rose by 379 jobs in June and the unemployment rate increased compared to the prior month by 50 bps to 4.6%. The national unemployment rate increased by 46 bps over the same time to 3.8%.

  • Texarkana, TX-AR unemployment rate is 76 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 150 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) declined in June versus prior month by -2.7% 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 June 2022

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

  • Transportation & Utilities: 13,200; +100
  • Government: 12,100; -200
  • Education & Healthcare: 9,400; +100
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 7,800; +200
  • Manufacturing: 6,000; +100
  • Business Services: 4,700; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 3,000; no change
  • Financial Services: 2,300; no change
  • Other Jobs: 2,000; no change
  • IT & Development: 300; no change
Texarkana, TX-AR Unemployment by Industry June 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through June 2022 (Data published August 2022 and reports created on August 3, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.