Overall unemployment rate moved down to 2.9% with the biggest shift in Government, which gained 500 roles, based on the most recently available information published in April 2022.

Total employment in the College Station-Bryan, TX market rose by 1,350 jobs in March and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 60 bps to 2.9%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 39 bps over the same time to 3.8%.

  • College Station-Bryan, TX unemployment rate is 85 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 180 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in March versus prior month by 3.6% 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 March 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.4% . Key sectors include:

  • Government: 47,200; +500
  • Transportation & Utilities: 18,500; no change
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 17,400; -100
  • Education & Healthcare: 12,500; no change
  • Business Services: 11,800; +100
  • Construction, Mining: 7,300; no change
  • Manufacturing: 5,700; no change
  • Financial Services: 4,100; no change
  • Other Jobs: 3,400; no change
  • IT & Development: 1,400; no change
College Station-Bryan, TX Unemployment by Industry March 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through March 2022 (Data published April 2022 and reports created on April 27, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.