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College Station-Bryan, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for College Station fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2021 to 5.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in College Station peaked in April 2020 at 9.3% and is now 3.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.3% in August 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.4 percentage points. You can also compare College Station unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Texas 6.9% +0.1 +3.2
College Station 5.7% 0.0 +2.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 May 2020 at 11,488. There are now 3,890 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 6,173 in August 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,425. College Station employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in College Station, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
College Station 7,598 -31 +3,833

Number of Unemployed Persons

College Station, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
College Station
Unemployment Rate
College Station
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 6.9% 5.7% 7,598
January
2021
6.3% 6.8% 5.7% 7,629
December
2020
6.7% 6.9% 5.4% 7,357
November
2020
6.7% 7.2% 5.9% 7,939
October
2020
6.9% 7.3% 4.8% 6,470
September
2020
7.8% 7.9% 5.6% 7,584
August
2020
8.4% 6.9% 4.3% 6,173
July
2020
10.2% 9.3% 5.3% 7,195
June
2020
11.1% 10.2% 5.7% 7,698
May
2020
13.3% 11.6% 9.0% 11,488
April
2020
14.8% 12.9% 9.3% 11,481

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.