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College Station-Bryan, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for College Station fell 0.1 percentage points in October 2018 to 2.8%. 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 6.9% and is now 4.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare College Station unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Texas 3.7% -0.1 -0.2
College Station 2.8% -0.1 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 7,979. There are now 4,183 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,786 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 10. College Station employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in College Station, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
College Station 3,796 -72 +10

Number of Unemployed Persons

College Station, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
College Station
Unemployment Rate
College Station
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.7% 2.8% 3,796
September
2018
3.7% 3.8% 2.9% 3,868
August
2018
3.9% 3.9% 2.9% 3,876
July
2018
3.9% 4.0% 2.9% 3,848
June
2018
4.0% 4.0% 3.0% 3,965
May
2018
3.8% 4.1% 2.9% 3,909
April
2018
3.9% 4.1% 3.1% 4,114
March
2018
4.1% 4.0% 3.2% 4,228
February
2018
4.1% 4.0% 3.1% 4,091
January
2018
4.1% 4.0% 3.0% 3,994
December
2017
4.1% 4.0% 3.0% 3,915

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.