Up until now, unemployment in Bryan-College Station had remained steady, virtually unfazed by what was happening across the state and the nation. But employment numbers out Friday morning show a sharp spike in the number of unemployed locally.
The unemployment rate for B-CS stands at 6.5% for June. Up from May's rate of 4.9% and last June's unemployment rate of 4.7%.
The lowest unemployment rate in Texas is Amarillo at 5.7% and Lubbock at 6.1% The Texas unemployment rate stands at 7.5% compared to the national rate of 9.5%
The Texas Workforce Commission says in the 7 counties that make up the Brazos Valley, there are more than 10-thousand who have lost their job this year and currently drawing unemployment.
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