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College Station-Bryan, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for College Station fell 0.2 percentage points in May 2017 to 3.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.4 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in College Station peaked in November 2010 at 6.8% and is now 3.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.4% in January 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare College Station unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.3% -0.1 -0.4
Texas 4.8% -0.2 +0.1
College Station 3.4% -0.2 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2017 data as June 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 3,468 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,153 in August 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 214. College Station employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in College Station, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
College Station 4,367 -235 -42

Number of Unemployed Persons

College Station, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
College Station
Unemployment Rate
College Station
Unemployed
June
2017
4.4% 4.6%
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
December
2016
4.7% 4.8% 3.7% 4,684
November
2016
4.6% 4.8% 3.7% 4,604
October
2016
4.8% 4.8% 3.7% 4,603
September
2016
4.9% 4.7% 3.7% 4,635
August
2016
4.9% 4.7% 3.7% 4,631
July
2016
4.9% 4.7% 3.7% 4,571

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.