Galveston County Unemployment Rate: 7.9% (August 2020)

  • Friendswood – 5.6%
  • Galveston – 9.2%
  • League City – 6.0%
  • Texas City – 10.7%

Regional Unemployment Rate: 9.6% (September 2020)

  • Represents 335,536 individuals looking for a new job
  • UP from 8.1% last month
  • UP from 4.1% from last year
  • HIGHER than the statewide rate of 7.7%
  • HIGHER than the national rate of 8.3%

Monthly Change

  • Employers in the Houston-Galveston region added 20,300 jobs in September 2020.
  • The primary drivers of this August’s growth were increases in Government; Leisure and Hospitality; and, Mining and Logging.

Year-over-Year Change

  • Currently, 9 out of 11 sectors show declines in year over year employment.

COVID-19

  • The Texas Workforce Commission has reinstated the work-search requirement effective November 1st.
More local workforce economy statistics can be found at Workforce Solutions.

Updated: 2020-10-21