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College Station-Bryan, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for College Station fell 0.4 percentage points in May 2020 to 8.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 4.1 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in College Station peaked in April 2020 at 9.3% and is now 0.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare College Station unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Texas 13.0% -0.5 +9.6
College Station 8.9% -0.4 +6.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 11,481. There are now 1 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 May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
College Station 11,480 -1 +7,872

Number of Unemployed Persons

College Station, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
College Station
Unemployment Rate
College Station
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1% 8.6%
May
2020
13.3% 13.0% 8.9% 11,480
April
2020
14.7% 13.5% 9.3% 11,481
March
2020
4.4% 5.1% 4.1% 5,548
February
2020
3.5% 3.5% 2.8% 3,765
January
2020
3.6% 3.5% 2.7% 3,742
December
2019
3.5% 3.5% 2.7% 3,721
November
2019
3.5% 3.5% 2.7% 3,730
October
2019
3.6% 3.5% 2.7% 3,732
September
2019
3.5% 3.5% 2.7% 3,724
August
2019
3.7% 3.5% 2.7% 3,697
July
2019
3.7% 3.5% 2.7% 3,651

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.