Economic Indicators of the College Station-Bryan MSA, April 2021

Authors: PERC Staff Date: April 2021

The Business-Cycle Index increased by 0.3% from January 2021 to February 2021. The revised local unemployment rate remained at its January 2021 level of 5.7% in February. Local nonfarm employment increased slightly by 0.4% in February and is 5.3% lower than it was in February 2020. The February winter storm negatively impacted local taxable sales. Real taxable sales decreased14.3% from January to February and were 14% lower than the same month last year. Nationally, the air travel in March 2021 was 52% of its March 2019 level and travel out of Easterwood Airport was 63% of its March 2019 level.

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Keywords: local economy, College Station-Bryan, enplanements, travel, unemployment, index, sales tax