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College Station-Bryan, Texas Job Growth

There were 116,900 jobs in College Station, Texas in May 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 117,151 employed persons for the month. College Station added 1,000 jobs in May 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 4,712 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare College Station job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 116,900 +1,000 -5,700
CPS 117,151 +4,712 -13,577

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

College Station, Texas Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for College Station as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for College Station, Texas

CES employment for College Station peaked in February 2020 at 125,800. Since then 8,900 jobs have been lost in College Station according to the employer survey. From a trough of 115,900 in April 2020, College Station has gained 1,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 132,948 for College Station in February 2020. 15,797 jobs have been lost in College Station since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 112,439, College Station has added 4,712 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2020

College Station, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2020 116,900 1,000 117,151 4,712
April 2020 115,900 -9,100 112,439 -15,927
March 2020 125,000 -800 128,366 -4,582
February 2020 125,800 300 132,948 331
January 2020 125,500 1,100 132,617 -220
December 2019 124,400 -900 132,837 236
November 2019 125,300 1,100 132,601 308
October 2019 124,200 600 132,293 367
September 2019 123,600 400 131,926 406
August 2019 123,200 400 131,520 370
July 2019 122,800 -100 131,150 258
June 2019 122,900 300 130,892 164