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College Station-Bryan, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for College Station fell 0.6 percentage points in July 2021 to 4.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.8 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in College Station peaked in April 2020 at 9.4% and is now 5.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.4% in August 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare College Station unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Texas 6.2% -0.3 -3.1
College Station 4.4% -0.6 -2.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 April 2020 at 11,489. There are now 5,655 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. College Station employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in College Station, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
College Station 5,834 -889 -2,582

Number of Unemployed Persons

College Station, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
College Station
Unemployment Rate
College Station
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 6.2% 4.4% 5,834
June
2021
5.9% 6.5% 5.0% 6,723
May
2021
5.8% 6.6% 5.1% 6,878
April
2021
6.1% 6.7% 5.3% 7,087
March
2021
6.0% 6.9% 5.4% 7,181
February
2021
6.2% 6.9% 5.4% 7,152
January
2021
6.3% 6.8% 5.3% 7,129
December
2020
6.7% 6.9% 5.0% 6,672
November
2020
6.7% 7.2% 5.2% 6,809
October
2020
6.9% 7.3% 5.2% 6,999
September
2020
7.8% 7.9% 5.6% 7,297

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.