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Corpus Christi, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Corpus Christi fell 0.2 percentage points in October 2018 to 4.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Corpus Christi peaked in November 2010 at 8.8% and is now 4.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Corpus Christi unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Texas 3.7% -0.1 -0.2
Corpus Christi 4.5% -0.2 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 17,879. There are now 8,554 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 October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Corpus Christi 9,325 -403 -2,434

Number of Unemployed Persons

Corpus Christi, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Corpus Christi
Unemployment Rate
Corpus Christi
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.7% 4.5% 9,325
September
2018
3.7% 3.8% 4.7% 9,728
August
2018
3.9% 3.9% 4.8% 9,926
July
2018
3.9% 4.0% 4.9% 10,184
June
2018
4.0% 4.0% 5.2% 10,659
May
2018
3.8% 4.1% 5.3% 10,979
April
2018
3.9% 4.1% 5.5% 11,498
March
2018
4.1% 4.0% 5.6% 11,624
February
2018
4.1% 4.0% 5.5% 11,484
January
2018
4.1% 4.0% 5.5% 11,441
December
2017
4.1% 4.0% 5.5% 11,455

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.