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Corpus Christi, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Corpus Christi fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2019 to 4.2%. 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 December 2010 at 8.8% and is now 4.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Corpus Christi unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Texas 3.4% 0.0 -0.4
Corpus Christi 4.2% -0.1 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August 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 17,760. There are now 9,080 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 July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Corpus Christi 8,680 -177 -1,389

Number of Unemployed Persons

Corpus Christi, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Corpus Christi
Unemployment Rate
Corpus Christi
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.4%
July
2019
3.7% 3.4% 4.2% 8,680
June
2019
3.7% 3.4% 4.3% 8,857
May
2019
3.6% 3.5% 4.4% 9,137
April
2019
3.6% 3.7% 4.5% 9,489
March
2019
3.8% 3.8% 4.7% 9,782
February
2019
3.8% 3.8% 4.7% 9,814
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 4.6% 9,665
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 4.6% 9,599
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 4.6% 9,562
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 4.6% 9,530

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.