PERC Staff Provide Economic Update in Presentation for College Station-Bryan

May 28, 2020
Summary: In a presentation given by PERC's Director Dennis Jansen and Executive Associate Director Andrew Rettenmaier, local business and community leaders learned about the economic impacts of the pandemic on College Station-Bryan and the state of Texas on Thursday, May 28, 2020.  The attached presentation includes information on:
  • Updated Unemployment Insurance claims in the United States and Texas for the week ending May 23, and for College Station-Bryan for the week ending May 16, 2020
  • The top 25 Texas industries with the highest number of unemployment insurance claims
  • The unemployment rate for Texas, the U.S., and College Station-Bryan
  • The unemployment rate for men and women nationally and locally
  • TSA and Easterwood airport throughputs and enplanements
  • Actual versus predicted energy use by week for a selection of states, regions of the U.S., and Texas
  • Budget implications locally and for the state of Texas
  • Information on GDP and the dramatic increase in the national debt

Click this link to view the presentation.