Economic Indicators of the College Station-Bryan MSA, October 2022

Authors: PERC Staff Date: October 2022

The Business-Cycle Index increased 0.1% from July 2022 to August 2022. The local unemployment rate remained the same at 3.1% in August 2022. August’s local nonfarm employment decreased by 0.4% from July but was still 4.8% higher than its pre-pandemic high in February 2020. Local seasonally adjusted real (inflation-adjusted) taxable sales increased by 1.9% from July to August, 2022. Fall 2022 Texas A&M University enrollment in College Station-Bryan was 1.8% higher than in Fall 2021 and 7.8% higher than in Fall 2017.

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Keywords: Texas A&M, enrollments, colleges, Local economy, College Station-Bryan, unemployment, nonfarm employment, enplanements