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College Station-Bryan, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for College Station rose 0.2 percentage points in November 2017 to 2.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in College Station peaked in November 2010 at 6.8% and is now 3.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.7% in October 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare College Station unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Texas 3.8% -0.1 -1.0
College Station 2.9% +0.2 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: College Station, Texas, National

College Station, Texas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

College Station, Texas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in College Station peaked in November 2010 at 7,835. There are now 4,140 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,522 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 173. College Station employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in College Station, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
College Station 3,695 +173 -909

Number of Unemployed Persons

College Station, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
College Station
Unemployment Rate
College Station
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 3.8% 2.9% 3,695
October
2017
4.1% 3.9% 2.7% 3,522
September
2017
4.2% 4.0% 3.0% 3,879
August
2017
4.4% 4.2% 3.2% 4,146
July
2017
4.3% 4.3% 3.1% 3,961
June
2017
4.3% 4.6% 3.3% 4,193
May
2017
4.3% 4.8% 3.4% 4,367
April
2017
4.4% 5.0% 3.6% 4,602
March
2017
4.5% 5.0% 3.8% 4,930
February
2017
4.7% 4.9% 3.8% 4,902
January
2017
4.8% 4.8% 3.7% 4,665

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.