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Corpus Christi, Texas Job Growth

There were 184,400 jobs in Corpus Christi, Texas in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 188,720 employed persons for the month. Corpus Christi added 1,500 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,457 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Corpus Christi job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 184,400 +1,500 +6,900
CPS 188,720 +3,457 +9,002

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 11,200 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 14,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 198,507 for Corpus Christi in October 2014. 9,787 jobs have been lost in Corpus Christi since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 164,120, Corpus Christi has added 24,600 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Corpus Christi, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 184,400 1,500 188,720 3,457
June 2021 182,900 1,100 185,263 371
May 2021 181,800 700 184,892 416
April 2021 181,100 -100 184,476 -16
March 2021 181,200 1,000 184,492 -131
February 2021 180,200 1,200 184,623 -330
January 2021 179,000 500 184,953 -336
December 2020 178,500 300 185,289 643
November 2020 178,200 -500 184,646 -2,214
October 2020 178,700 -900 186,860 3,793
September 2020 179,600 1,300 183,067 -3,761
August 2020 178,300 800 186,828 7,110