Overall unemployment rate moved up to 2.9% with the biggest shift in Transportation & Utilities, which lost 300 roles, based on the most recently available information published in June 2022.

Total employment in the College Station-Bryan, TX market declined by 1,168 jobs in May and the unemployment rate increased compared to the prior month by 20 bps to 2.9%. The national unemployment rate increased by 4 bps over the same time to 3.4%.

  • College Station-Bryan, TX unemployment rate is 48 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 120 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) declined in May 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 May 2022

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

  • Government: 45,100; -100
  • Transportation & Utilities: 18,700; -300
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 17,600; no change
  • Education & Healthcare: 12,500; -100
  • Business Services: 11,800; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 7,300; no change
  • Manufacturing: 5,700; +100
  • 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 May 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through May 2022 (Data published June 2022 and reports created on June 29, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.