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San Patricio County BY THE NUMBERS 2013 Population 66,809 Employment 27,544 Unemployment Rate 7.5% Wages Per Employee $52,270 Average Personal Income $40,675 Sales Volume ($ mil) 2,616 New Home Value $161,200 — % National Average 72% San Patricio 10 Texas 6 2010 2011 2012 2013 4 2 0 2008 development sites have broken ground. Those construction projects, including a steel mill, and a few petrochemical manufacturing plants and LNG terminals, will create a total of 4,000 plus temporary construction jobs for years to come. While the county’s economy has rapidly Agriculture 1.6% Utilities 0.6% Mining 5.8% Other Services (except Public Admin) 1.5% Government 20.1% Construction 18.3% Accommodation & Food Services 11.0% Arts & Recreation 0.5% Health Care & Social Assistance 7.3% Educational Services (Private) 0.1% Administrative & Support 2.3% U.S. 8 Industry Composition by Employment, 2013 Unclassified Industry 0.1% Change From 2008 0.6% 6.6% 2.1% 19.7% 18.8% 19.6% 2.2% Unemployment Rate Employment Growth county is part 5% of the Corpus Christi metro area. The county was 0% devastated by the 2008 2009 closure of former Naval Station -5% Ingleside. The military and civilian personnel on the -10% base made up about 10 percent of the county workforce. In the run-up to the closure of the military installation in 2011, employment and population retreated significantly. Since 2011, the area has seen resurgence in job and population growth. Located at the north side of Corpus Christi Bay, a number of large-scale industrial Change From 2012 1.8% 2.5% -0.1% 3.1% 3.9% 5.5% 0.0% Management Real of Businesses Professional Estate & & Scientific Rental 0.1% Services 0.7% 3.2% Manufacturing 10.3% Retail Trade 11.2% Finance & Insurance 1.6% 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 rebounded from a major contraction three years ago, the unemployment rate remains evaluated at 7.5 percent, more than two percentage points above the 2008 level. The labor market in San Patricio county is recovering from an economic collapse in 2010 and 2011. Since the beginning of 2012, the county has faced sustained monthly employment growth above two percent year-over-year. During the run-up to the closure of Naval Station Ingleside between 2010 and 2011, the county’s unemployment surpassed 10 percent. Despite job gains in some industries, the overall unemployment rate remained above 7 p