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Corpus Christi, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Corpus Christi fell 1.1 percentage points in May 2020 to 15.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.1 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Corpus Christi peaked in April 2020 at 16.2% and is now 1.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Corpus Christi unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Texas 13.0% -0.5 +9.6
Corpus Christi 15.1% -1.1 +10.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 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 April 2020 at 30,364. There are now 1,149 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Corpus Christi employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Corpus Christi, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Corpus Christi 29,215 -1,149 +20,501

Number of Unemployed Persons

Corpus Christi, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Corpus Christi
Unemployment Rate
Corpus Christi
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1% 8.6%
May
2020
13.3% 13.0% 15.1% 29,215
April
2020
14.7% 13.5% 16.2% 30,364
March
2020
4.4% 5.1% 6.3% 12,866
February
2020
3.5% 3.5% 4.3% 8,937
January
2020
3.6% 3.5% 4.3% 8,912
December
2019
3.5% 3.5% 4.3% 8,888
November
2019
3.5% 3.5% 4.3% 8,841
October
2019
3.6% 3.5% 4.2% 8,799
September
2019
3.5% 3.5% 4.2% 8,760
August
2019
3.7% 3.5% 4.2% 8,708
July
2019
3.7% 3.5% 4.2% 8,653

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.