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Labor Market Intelligence Update

The Coastal Bend region’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 3.6 percent in May 2019, remaining at an all-time record low for the second month in a row. This is a -1.1% decrease from this time last year.

The Corpus Christi Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) remained unchanged as well 3.6% unemployment rate while also decreasing 1.1% from this time last year.

Ten of the 11 Coastal Bend counties experienced decreases in their unemployment rates over both the month and the year. San Patricio County experienced a slight increase over the month and rose to 4.6%, up 0.2%. Kenedy County decreased by 0.1% to maintain the lowest unemployment rate in the 11 county region.

Over the month Industry, Industry Super Sectors, Leisure and Hospitality along with Other Services both experienced the largest percentage of growth at 1.5% for Leisure and Hospitality and 1.6% for Other Services in the Corpus Christi MSA. Some of the larger occupations in the Other Services include Hairdressers, Office Clerks and Administrative Assistants.

There is no shortage of jobs in the Coastal Bend region with nearly 4,000 available in WorkInTexas.com. As we kick off the summer, seasonal jobs in Retail Sales and the Food Service industry are abundant. Additionally, full-time skilled occupations such as Welders and Pipe Fitters are in-demand.

If you are looking for seasonal or full-time work, please call 361-882-7491 or visit http://workintexas.com. If you do not already have an account with WorkInTexas.com, you can register at http://bit.ly/WIT_Register.

Click here for the May 2019 Labor Market Information (LMI) Report.

May 2019 Labor Market Intelligence Chart

Workforce Snapshot May 2019

Workforce Snapshot June 2019

Labor Market Information Definitions

Not Seasonally Adjusted (Actual) – Data has not been subjected to the seasonal adjustment process. In other words, the effects of regular or seasonal patterns have not been removed from these series. Not seasonally adjusted data is available for smaller geographies, where seasonally adjusted is only available down to the state level. Use this data to view raw numbers, and for geographies smaller than state level.

Seasonally Adjusted – Total employment and unemployment vary throughout the year. For example, higher unemployment in January and February isn’t uncommon because of work in agriculture, construction and other seasonal industries slowing down. Also, both employment and unemployment rise every June, when students enter the labor force in search of summer jobs. Seasonally adjusted numbers also take into account seasonal hiring/layoff patterns that go along with winter and summer holidays. Use this data for month-to-month comparisons for Texas and the United States.

Labor Force – Residents who are at least 16 years old, not serving in the military or institutionalized, and employed or seeking employment.

  Download Targeted Occupations List 2018-2019 (PDF)

The targeted occupations list is developed by Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend for the most effective use of local workforce development resources. Sources of information for the target list are local area employers, economic development entities, chambers of commerce, community partners, Texas Workforce Commission labor market information regarding the Coastal Bend Counties, and knowledge gained from continuous contact with the above sources.

Strategic Business Plan 2017 – 2020

Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend’s Strategic Business Plan 2017 – 2020 has been updated to comply with Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) regulations and is available for public comment until noon Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

Public comments can be provided to Amy Kiddy Villarreal, Deputy Executive Director, by email at amy.villarreal@workforcesolutionscb.org.

Two public listening sessions will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Sunrise Career Center located at 5858 S.P.I.D., Suite 1 and 3:30 p.m. at the Staples Career Center located at 520 North Staples.

 Click Here To Download Strategic Business Plan 2017 – 2020

Local Labor Market Information

The Texas Workforce Commission collects information from Unemployment Insurance claims coupled with data from the Current Employment Statistics Program and data from other sources to produce estimates of total employment, unemployment, and unemployment rates for the 27 Metropolitan Statistical Areas, and all 254 counties in the state.

Each month, the Local Area Labor Market Information (LMI) is distributed to the Coastal Bend community. These rates are provided to a wide variety of users both inside and outside government and are used as a basic allocator for federal funding in many programs.

Check out the latest Local Labor Market Information (LMI) for the Coastal Bend.

Strategic Business Plan 2017 – 2020

Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend’s Strategic Business Plan 2017 – 2020 has been updated to comply with Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) regulations and is available to the public.   Click Here To Download Strategic Business Plan 2017 –...

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