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Corpus Christi, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Corpus Christi fell 0.9 percentage points in July 2021 to 7.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points higher than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Corpus Christi peaked in April 2020 at 15.5% and is now 8.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Corpus Christi unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Texas 6.2% -0.3 -3.1
Corpus Christi 7.4% -0.9 -3.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 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 April 2020 at 30,094. There are now 14,916 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 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Corpus Christi 15,178 -1,681 -7,818

Number of Unemployed Persons

Corpus Christi, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Corpus Christi
Unemployment Rate
Corpus Christi
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 6.2% 7.4% 15,178
June
2021
5.9% 6.5% 8.3% 16,859
May
2021
5.8% 6.6% 8.4% 17,018
April
2021
6.1% 6.7% 8.5% 17,237
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

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.