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Corpus Christi, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Corpus Christi rose 0.1 percentage points in February 2019 to 4.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Corpus Christi peaked in November 2010 at 8.8% and is now 3.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.4% in November 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Corpus Christi unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Texas 3.8% 0.0 -0.3
Corpus Christi 4.9% +0.1 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March 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 7,664 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 9,213 in November 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,002. Corpus Christi employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Corpus Christi, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Corpus Christi 10,215 +248 -1,269

Number of Unemployed Persons

Corpus Christi, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Corpus Christi
Unemployment Rate
Corpus Christi
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.8%
February
2019
3.8% 3.8% 4.9% 10,215
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 4.8% 9,967
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 4.6% 9,632
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 4.4% 9,213
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 4.5% 9,315
September
2018
3.7% 3.7% 4.7% 9,728
August
2018
3.8% 3.7% 4.8% 9,926
July
2018
3.9% 3.8% 4.9% 10,184
June
2018
4.0% 3.8% 5.2% 10,659
May
2018
3.8% 3.9% 5.3% 10,979
April
2018
3.9% 4.0% 5.5% 11,498

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.