Galveston County Unemployment Rate: 9.7% (June 2020)

  • Friendswood – 7.3%
  • Galveston – 11.3%
  • League City – 7.7%
  • Texas City – 12.7%

Regional Unemployment Rate: 13.9% (June 2020)

  • Represents 336,795 individuals looking for a new job
  • DOWN from 13.9% last month
  • UP from 4.0% from last year
  • HIGHER than the statewide rate of 8.9%
  • LOWER than the national rate of 11.2%

Monthly Change

  • Employers in the Houston-Galveston region added 55,000 jobs in June 2020.
  • Over half of the monthly gains were in Leisure and Hospitality

Year-over-Year Change

  • Total Nonfarm employment was DOWN 5.6%
  • This represents a decrease of 175,900 jobs from May 2019 to June 2020

COVID-19

  • The additional $600 weekly unemployment compensation from the CARES Act is scheduled to end effective July 25, 2020.
More local workforce economy statistics can be found at Workforce Solutions.

Updated: 2020-07-30