New report shows unemployment is still low in Bryan, College Station
The Bryan-College Station area saw more jobs in November than the month before, according to a new report out by the Private Enterprise Research Center at Texas A&M. It means the unemployment rate in our community is still low, at just 2.8 percent.
Unemployment for the Bryan-College Station area is lower than the state and national average of 3.7 percent in November. The report means that fewer people are looking for jobs in our community.
All of this indicates a tight labor market. Agencies helping pair up clients with qualified candidates say they believe Texas A&M, along with small businesses, are a contributing factor in keeping the economy stable.
One local staffing agency says the job market has gotten tighter and better here in Bryan, College Station.
“Locally, A&M continues to be our driver, but our community is growing across the board. I believe we are a small business economy outside of Bryan-College Station, and i believe the small business confidence helped and then, truly, small business growth continued from that confidence and we benefitted from it here in Bryan-College Station,” said Katherine Kleenmann, co-owner at Spherion in Bryan.
Spherion says they saw the average wage in 2017 rise from $13.58 an hour to $14.02 an hour in 2018. They also predict those numbers will continue to go up.