Overall unemployment rate moved down to 3.5% with the biggest shift in Government, which gained 1,900 roles, based on the most recently available information published in April 2022.

Total employment in the College Station-Bryan, TX market rose by 3,667 jobs in February and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 20 bps to 3.5%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 28 bps over the same time to 4.1%.

  • College Station-Bryan, TX unemployment rate is 64 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 210 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in February versus prior month by 1.6% 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 February 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 2.4% . Key sectors include:

  • Government: 46,700; +1,900
  • Transportation & Utilities: 18,400; -200
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 17,600; +900
  • Education & Healthcare: 12,500; +200
  • Business Services: 11,600; +100
  • Construction, Mining: 7,300; +100
  • Manufacturing: 5,700; no change
  • Financial Services: 4,100; no change
  • Other Jobs: 3,300; no change
  • IT & Development: 1,400; no change
College Station-Bryan, TX Unemployment by Industry February 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through February 2022 (Data published April 2022 and reports created on April 6, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.