Overall unemployment rate stayed flat at 3.5% with the biggest shift in Government, which lost 1,400 roles, based on the most recently available information published in September 2022.

Total employment in the College Station-Bryan, TX market declined by 1,769 jobs in August and the unemployment rate stayed flat. The national unemployment rate stayed flat over the same time period at 3.8%.

  • College Station-Bryan, TX unemployment rate is 29 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 70 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) declined in August versus prior month by -0.1% and are down compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
College Station-Bryan, TX Unemployment August 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs declined by -0.9%. Key sectors include:

  • Government: 39,600; -1,400
  • Transportation & Utilities: 18,900; +100
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 17,500; +100
  • Education & Healthcare: 12,800; +100
  • Business Services: 12,000; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 7,500; -100
  • Manufacturing: 5,800; no change
  • Financial Services: 4,200; no change
  • Other Jobs: 3,500; +100
  • IT & Development: 1,500; no change
College Station-Bryan, TX Unemployment by Industry August 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through August 2022 (Data published September 2022 and reports created on September 28, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.