Labor Market Intelligence
The unemployment rate for the month of April decreased to 8.3% in the Coastal Bend region. It also decreased for Nueces County, Corpus Christi Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and all surrounding counties. This is good news for the Coastal Bend region as we see the downward trend from the record high 14.6% unemployment rate in April of 2020.
With the $300 weekly unemployment supplement from the Federal government ending on June 26, 2021 we anticipate more job seekers to re-enter the workplace in the near future. Nearly 8,000 job opportunities are currently open in WorkInTexas.com with skill sets ranging from entry-level work to highly skilled occupations across all industries.
Our team at Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend continues to assist job seekers with employment and training opportunities! Call us today! Career Centers are now offering in-person as well as virtual services. Contact us online, via social media, or call (361) 882-7491.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.