Labor Market Intelligence
The unemployment rate for the month of March decreased to 9.1% down from 9.7% in the Coastal Bend region. The unemployment rate for Nueces County and the Corpus Christi Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) both decreased by 0.6%.
Employment for March increased by over 2,400 workers in the Corpus Christi MSA. These new jobs are in Mining, Logging and Construction along with the Leisure and Hospitality Super Sector Industries added the most jobs with 1,500 new workers combined over the month. Some of these jobs currently for hire include Food Prep Workers and Supervisors, Trailor Tractor Truck Drivers, Operations and General Managers, and numerous other occupations. To learn more or apply for any of these jobs please visit WorkinTexas.com.
Workforce Professionals are available and ready to virtually assist customers with their job search from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Career Centers are now offering in-person services as well as virtual services. Please call (361) 882-7491 for more information.
Workforce Professionals are available and ready to virtually assist customers with their job search from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. VIRTUAL SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE. Please call or text (361) 882-7491 for assistance.
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.
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 2021-2025
Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend’s Strategic Business Plan 2021-2025 has been updated to comply with Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) regulations and was available for public comment until Sunday, February 28, 2021.
Written comments were submitted electronically to email@example.com, delivered via mail or in-person to the Board Administrative offices to Amy Kiddy Villarreal, Chief Operating Officer at 400 Mann St. Suite 800, Corpus Christi TX 78401
Two Virtual Public meetings were held on Friday, February 19, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. and Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at 10:00 am on Zoom.
The final date of the comment period will be Sunday, February 28, 2021. The final draft will be posted once it is approved by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).
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.
Update March 26, 2021 - Child Care Meetings Provide Important Updates and Information to Child Care Providers and Parents The Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend (WFSCB) - Child Care Department is hard at work keeping Child Care Providers and Parents informed and...