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College Station-Bryan, Texas Job Growth

There were 118,900 jobs in College Station, Texas in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 125,623 employed persons for the month. College Station added 200 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 218 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare College Station job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 118,900 +200 -6,000
CPS 125,623 +218 -7,325

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 124,900. Since then 6,000 jobs have been lost in College Station according to the employer survey. From a trough of 109,400 in April 2020, College Station has gained 9,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 135,817 for College Station in August 2020. 10,194 jobs have been lost in College Station since then according to the household survey. From a January 2021 low of 125,405, College Station has added 218 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

College Station, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 118,900 200 125,623 218
January 2021 118,700 1,100 125,405 -3,948
December 2020 117,600 0 129,353 2,131
November 2020 117,600 700 127,222 -1,452
October 2020 116,900 400 128,674 467
September 2020 116,500 -1,500 128,207 -7,610
August 2020 118,000 1,400 135,817 7,523
July 2020 116,600 1,200 128,294 450
June 2020 115,400 2,200 127,844 11,275
May 2020 113,200 3,800 116,569 4,130
April 2020 109,400 -13,700 112,439 -15,927
March 2020 123,100 -1,800 128,366 -4,582