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Corpus Christi, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Corpus Christi fell 0.4 percentage points in May 2017 to 6.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.4 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Corpus Christi peaked in November 2010 at 8.8% and is now 2.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.9% in January 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.3 percentage points. You can also compare Corpus Christi unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.3% -0.1 -0.4
Texas 4.8% -0.2 +0.1
Corpus Christi 6.2% -0.4 +0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2017 data as June metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Corpus Christi, Texas, National

Corpus Christi, Texas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Corpus Christi, Texas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Corpus Christi peaked in December 2010 at 17,903. There are now 4,915 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 10,164 in February 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 2,824. Corpus Christi employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Corpus Christi, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Corpus Christi 12,988 -927 +1,011

Number of Unemployed Persons

Corpus Christi, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Corpus Christi
Unemployment Rate
Corpus Christi
Unemployed
June
2017
4.4% 4.6%
May
2017
4.3% 4.8% 6.2% 12,988
April
2017
4.4% 5.0% 6.6% 13,915
March
2017
4.5% 5.0% 6.8% 14,178
February
2017
4.7% 4.9% 6.8% 14,084
January
2017
4.8% 4.8% 6.6% 13,551
December
2016
4.7% 4.8% 6.4% 13,167
November
2016
4.6% 4.8% 6.3% 12,964
October
2016
4.8% 4.8% 6.2% 12,819
September
2016
4.9% 4.7% 6.2% 12,674
August
2016
4.9% 4.7% 6.1% 12,435
July
2016
4.9% 4.7% 5.9% 12,195

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.