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

Authors: PERC Staff Date: August 2021

The Business-Cycle Index increased by 1.1% from May to June 2021. The revised local unemployment rate decreased from 5.1% to 5.0% in June. Local nonfarm employment increased by 1.5% in June and was 2.8% below its February 2020 prepandemic level. Real taxable sales increased 0.6% from May to June and were essentially the same as in February 2020. The number of travelers out of Easterwood Airport was about eight percent higher in July 2021 than in June 2021 and was 99% of the number from July 2019.

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Keywords: Local economy, College Station-Bryan, unemployment, index, migration, enplanmements