Galveston County, TX monthly unemployment update

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June 28, 2023
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Galveston County, TX monthly unemployment update

Stacker compiled statistics about the unemployment rate in Galveston County using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. County and metro unemployment rates are as of April 2023.

Galveston County had a 4.0% unemployment rate in April 2023, marking a 0.5 percentage point decrease from a month ago. Texas reported a 4.1% unemployment rate in May, which is the seventh highest in the country. The national unemployment rate last month rose to 3.7% but is still 0.1 percentage points higher than last year.

The unemployment rate in the Houston, TX metropolitan area was 4.0%. Houston has the 150th highest unemployment out of 887 metro and micro areas surveyed in the country.

Counties with the highest unemployment rate in Texas
#1. Starr County: 9.2%
#2. Maverick County: 8.4%
#3. Willacy County: 7.4%
#4. Newton County: 6.9%
#5. Zavala County: 6.7%

Counties with the lowest unemployment rate in Texas
#1. Loving County: 0.4%
#2. King County: 0.8%
#3. Borden County: 1.4%
#3. McMullen County: 1.4%
#5. Kent County: 1.7%

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