Galveston County Coronavirus Unemployment: 21,725 (March 7, 2020 – May 9, 2020)

Regional Unemployment Rate: 14.2% (April 2020)

  • Represents 452,336 individuals looking for a new job
  • UP from 5.5% last month
  • UP from 3.3% from last year
  • HIGHER than the statewide rate of 13%
  • HIGHER than the national rate of 14.4%

Monthly Change

Employers in the Houston-Galveston region lost 312,100 jobs in April 2020.

  • All major industries in the region experienced job loss in April

Year-over-Year Change

This represents a decrease of 265,700 jobs from April 2019 to April 2020, the largest decline on record

More local workforce economy statistics can be found at Workforce Solutions.

Updated: 2020-05-26