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Corpus Christi, Texas Job Growth

There were 179,200 jobs in Corpus Christi, Texas in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 182,322 employed persons for the month. Corpus Christi added 200 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 207 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Corpus Christi job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 179,200 +200 -13,100
CPS 182,322 +207 -16,177

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Corpus Christi, Texas Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Corpus Christi as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Corpus Christi, Texas

CES employment for Corpus Christi peaked in December 2014 at 195,600. Since then 16,400 jobs have been lost in Corpus Christi according to the employer survey. From a trough of 170,300 in April 2020, Corpus Christi has gained 8,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 199,044 for Corpus Christi in October 2014. 16,722 jobs have been lost in Corpus Christi since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 156,754, Corpus Christi has added 25,568 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Corpus Christi, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 179,200 200 182,322 207
January 2021 179,000 500 182,115 321
December 2020 178,500 300 181,794 358
November 2020 178,200 -500 181,436 -1,952
October 2020 178,700 -900 183,388 277
September 2020 179,600 1,300 183,111 -7,333
August 2020 178,300 800 190,444 9,854
July 2020 177,500 -1,100 180,590 408
June 2020 178,600 4,700 180,182 15,193
May 2020 173,900 3,600 164,989 8,235
April 2020 170,300 -21,600 156,754 -34,547
March 2020 191,900 -400 191,301 -7,198