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

Authors: PERC Staff Date: June 2021

The Business-Cycle Index increased by 0.3% from March 2021 to April 2021. The revised local unemployment rate decreased from 5.4% to 5.3% in April. Local nonfarm employment decreased slightly by 0.5% in April and was 5.2% below its February 2020 pre-pandemic level. Real taxable sales increased 2.2% from March to April and was 4.6% higher than it was in February 2020. In College Station-Bryan, quarterly total wages were higher in the fourth quarter of 2020, recovering from a decrease in quarterly wages in the first three quarters of 2020. The number of travelers out of Easterwood Airport continued to rise and in May was 80% of the number in May of 2019.

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Keywords: Local economy, College Station-Bryan, unemployment, index, taxable sales, wages, enplanmements