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Corpus Christi, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Corpus Christi fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 5.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Corpus Christi peaked in April 2020 at 14.6% and is now 8.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Corpus Christi unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Texas 4.3% -0.1 -1.9
Corpus Christi 5.8% -0.1 -2.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 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 28,187. There are now 16,430 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 April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Corpus Christi 11,757 -332 -4,162

Number of Unemployed Persons

Corpus Christi, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Corpus Christi
Unemployment Rate
Corpus Christi
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.3% 5.8% 11,757
March
2022
3.6% 4.4% 5.9% 12,089
February
2022
3.8% 4.7% 6.2% 12,494
January
2022
4.0% 4.8% 6.2% 12,663
December
2021
3.9% 4.8% 6.4% 12,944
November
2021
4.2% 4.9% 6.4% 12,892
October
2021
4.6% 5.0% 6.4% 12,943
September
2021
4.7% 5.1% 6.6% 13,339
August
2021
5.2% 5.4% 6.9% 13,875
July
2021
5.4% 5.6% 7.1% 14,464
June
2021
5.9% 5.9% 7.4% 15,017

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.