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College Station-Bryan, Texas Job Growth

There were 122,200 jobs in College Station, Texas in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 127,338 employed persons for the month. College Station added 300 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,336 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare College Station job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 122,200 +300 -3,100
CPS 127,338 -1,336 -5,263

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 3,600 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 6,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 135,817 for College Station in August 2020. 8,479 jobs have been lost in College Station since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

College Station, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 122,200 300 127,338 -1,336
October 2020 121,900 400 128,674 467
September 2020 121,500 -2,500 128,207 -7,610
August 2020 124,000 800 135,817 7,523
July 2020 123,200 1,000 128,294 450
June 2020 122,200 5,300 127,844 11,275
May 2020 116,900 1,000 116,569 4,130
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