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Corpus Christi, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Corpus Christi fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2021 to 8.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.8 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Corpus Christi peaked in April 2020 at 15.5% and is now 7.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 8.1% in August 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Corpus Christi unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% +0.1 -8.7
Texas 6.7% -0.2 -6.2
Corpus Christi 8.5% 0.0 -7.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2021 data as May 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 30,094. There are now 12,911 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 16,549 in August 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 634. Corpus Christi employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Corpus Christi, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Corpus Christi 17,183 +31 -12,911

Number of Unemployed Persons

Corpus Christi, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Corpus Christi
Unemployment Rate
Corpus Christi
Unemployed
May
2021
5.8%
April
2021
6.1% 6.7% 8.5% 17,183
March
2021
6.0% 6.9% 8.5% 17,152
February
2021
6.2% 6.9% 8.4% 16,907
January
2021
6.3% 6.8% 8.2% 16,594
December
2020
6.7% 6.9% 8.2% 16,653
November
2020
6.7% 7.2% 8.5% 17,257
October
2020
6.9% 7.3% 8.8% 18,062
September
2020
7.8% 7.9% 9.5% 19,118
August
2020
8.4% 6.9% 8.1% 16,549
July
2020
10.2% 9.3% 11.3% 22,996
June
2020
11.1% 10.2% 11.3% 23,232

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.