Economic Indicators of the College Station-Bryan MSA, July 2019

Authors: PERC Date: July 2019

The Business-Cycle Index increased at a robust annualized rate of 5.8% between April and May 2019. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate reached an all-time low of 2.8% in May. Nonfarm employment increased by 0.1% from April to May and stood at 121,885 workers. Real taxable sales in May were 3.9% lower than in April and were down 1% compared to May of 2018. This month, the focus section compares the retirement income in College Station-Bryan to other Texas MSAs, and also compares the local percentage of the population over 65 years of age to the rest of the state.

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Keywords: Economic Indicators, GDP, College Station, Bryan, Brazos, economy