Corpus Christi is rebounding at warp speed in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, which struck the Coastal Bend in August. Industries directly related to the region's rebuilding efforts added more than 4,000 jobs in October, bringing the local unemployment rate to one percentage point below that a year ago. New home construction has slowed down as much of construction activity has shifted temporarily to home repairs, particularly in communities devastated by Harvey.
NOTES: We have joined Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend and Corpus Christi Economic Development Corporation in a monthly report on economic conditions of the region, Coastal Bend Economic Briefing. This webpage will soon be replaced by the new report!