Job & Employment Report April 2016
Regional Unemployment Rate Drops To 6%
Despite Increases In Rural Counties
May 20, 2016 - Corpus Christi, Texas - The unemployment rate for the Coastal Bend region dropped to 6.0% for the month of April 2016, a decrease of .2% from March of 2016.
The Corpus Christi Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) which includes Aransas, Nueces, and San Patricio Counties fell .3%, to 5.3% for the month, an increase of .6% over this time last year.
Click here for the April 2016 Labor Market Information (LMI) Report.
Workforce Snapshot - April 2016
- 6.0% Regional Unemployment Rate
- 1,459 Total Job Postings
- 2,484 Total Job Openings
- 1,569 Active Employers in WorkInTexas.com
- 9,453 Job Seekers Served
- 753 Veterans Received Priority Service
- 1,857 Families Served - Child Care Services
- 3,009 Children Attended a State Licensed Child Care Center
Labor Market Intelligence
Seven of the 12 Coastal Bend counties experienced decreases in unemployment rates over the month, with Jim Wells County seeing no change from last month.
Kenedy and Aransas Counties dropped .8% and .3% for the month to 3.6% and 5.1% respectfully.
Weekly wages in the Coastal Bend rose from $840 in 3rd Quarter 2015 to $897 in 4th Quarter 2015.
The Corpus Christi MSA’s Education and Health & Leisure and Hospitality Services Industry Super Sectors posted the highest employment gains over the year at 5.4% growth and 3,000 total jobs.
“We continue to deploy our resources to our counties impacted by recent job loss; at the same time we are encouraged by the number of jobs added into the economy year-over-year," said Ken Trevino, President/CEO Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend. "We are diligently working with our training providers to meet the needs of industry; and encourage job seekers to register in WorkinTexas.com, visit our Career Centers for information about training opportunities, and attend the various job fairs and hiring events throughout the region.”
More in-depth labor market information by county and industry, as well as historical data is available in the April 2016 LMI Report.
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Career Ready Workforce Certification ◦ May 24th-27th 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. @ Beeville Career Center
EGS Customer Care Hiring Event ◦ May 24th 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Texas Department of Criminal Justice Screening & Testing ◦ May 24th 7:45 a.m. @ Sunrise Career Center
Kane Beef Hiring Event ◦ May 26th 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. @ Sunrise Career Center
International Education Services Hiring Event ◦ May 26th 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. @ Sunrise Career Center
South Texas Vo-Tech Institute Job & Resource Fair ◦ May 26th 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. @ South Texas Vo-Tech Institute
Kane Beef Hiring Event ◦ May 27th 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. @ Alice Career Center
Texas Department of Criminal Justice Screening & Testing ◦ June 1st 7:45 a.m. @ Alice Career Center
Coastal Bend SHRM Job Fair - The Coastal Bend Society for Human Resource Management (CBSHRM) and Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend will hold its annual job fair at the Sunrise Mall and Career Center Thursday, June 2nd from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Veterans will have priority admission to the job fair from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Career Ready Workforce Certification ◦ June 7th - 10th 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. @ Sunrise Career Center
Texas Department of Criminal Justice Screening & Testing ◦ June 21st 7:45 a.m. @ Kingsville Career Center
Career Ready Workforce Certification ◦ June 21st - June 24th 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
Texas Department of Criminal Justice Screening & Testing ◦ June 22nd 7:45 a.m. @ Sunrise Career Center
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 is not 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 also contains hyperlinks to occupational data from the National, State, and Local levels from The Texas Workforce Commission’s Socrates.com and ONET.org
Our Mission: At Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend, we invest in our regional economic success through access to jobs, training, and employer services. Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend is one of 28 local workforce boards located throughout the State of Texas. The board services Nueces, San Patricio, Kleberg, Aransas, Kenedy, Bee, Refugio, Live Oak, McMullen, Brooks, Duval, and Jim Wells counties.
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