Overall unemployment rate moved down to 3.5% with the biggest shift in Government, which lost 1,100 roles, based on the most recently available information published in August 2022.

Total employment in the College Station-Bryan, TX market declined by 266 jobs in July and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 10 bps to 3.5%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 5 bps over the same time to 3.8%.

  • College Station-Bryan, TX unemployment rate is 28 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 100 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in July versus prior month by 0.6% and are up 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 July 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs declined by -0.3%. Key sectors include:

  • Government: 41,000; -1,100
  • Transportation & Utilities: 18,900; +200
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 17,500; +300
  • Education & Healthcare: 12,700; no change
  • Business Services: 12,000; +100
  • Construction, Mining: 7,600; no change
  • Manufacturing: 5,800; +100
  • Financial Services: 4,200; no change
  • Other Jobs: 3,400; -100
  • IT & Development: 1,500; +100
College Station-Bryan, TX Unemployment by Industry July 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through July 2022 (Data published August 2022 and reports created on September 2, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.