The unemployment rate for the Bryan-College Station metro area increased to 5.9% in November from 4.8% in October but remained the second-lowest rate among Texas metropolitan areas.
The monthly report of economic indicators shared that local nonfarm employment increased slightly since September but was 4.2% lower in October 2020 than it was in October 2019.
Texas A&M’s Private Enterprise Research Center released its monthly economic report and shared that the local unemployment rate rose from 4.3% in August to 5.6% at the end of September, the most recent figure available.
A new wave of coronavirus infections this month could further set back the state's economic recovery, while Gov. Greg Abbott has ruled out "any more lockdowns."
In debating a major Texas industry, Trump emphasized economic priorities while Biden advocated for alternate means of energy besides oil and gas.
After a summer of declining unemployment rates following Gov. Greg Abbott's widespread business reopenings during the pandemic, the state's unemployment rate jumped to 8.3% in September.
TRUMP: “We had the greatest economy in the history of our country.”
More than 210 area business leaders, elected officials and candidates and community members gathered inside the Doug Pitcock ’49 Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center, as well as virtually.
The U.S. Labor Department on Friday announced Texas' unemployment rate for August was 6.8%, underscoring a summer of large and steady numbers of jobless Texans.
Two Texas A&M economists report “glacial” economic recovery for the Bryan-College Station area as the wide-ranging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue. The researchers said the local economy, though dramatically impacted by the virus, has been hit less severely than other parts of the state and country.
With more than 10,000 Texans dead from COVID-19, economists have warned that until the state gets a handle on the pandemic, the economic recession will not improve.
Q: In a recent column, it was stated that “nearly 80% of Americans were living paycheck to paycheck before the pandemic…” I want to know how you define living paycheck-to-paycheck, when that implies having no savings or residual discretionary cash to spend. Are you saying that necessary day-to-day living expenses consume each paycheck?
Texas' June unemployment rate fell to 8.6% — but experts say the improvement may be short-lived with recent surges in coronavirus hospitalizations and deaths.
The claims — an increase of 21.4% compared to the week before — come as coronavirus infections in the state continue surging and after Gov. Greg Abbott ordered bars to close and limited restaurant operations.
For the past two months, the number of people filing claims in Texas has trended downward. But last week the number of people who filed for claims increased 7% over the previous week.
The Bryan-College Station metro area’s unemployment rate, at 8.9% as of the end of May, is tied for the lowest in Texas, according to figures …
Over the past month, protests across the country, and even the world, have erupted in response to the death of George Floyd by white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. While the protests have focused on police violence, the issues of racism are deeply rooted and multifaceted. In fact, addressing police brutality is not enough. Racial equality also demands addressing the economic inequality begot by centuries of white supremacy.
Unemployment claims dropped for the 12th week as the U.S. deals with a sudden resurgence of COVID-19 cases, especially in the South and West. Here are the latest updates.
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic, limits on cross-border commerce and a downturn in the energy sector have hit the Rio Grande Valley's economy especially hard.
Experts say coronavirus infections and hospitalizations in Texas — which have set new records in recent days — may have the biggest influence on how fast the state's economy recovers.
The National Bureau of Economic Research on Monday confirmed what everyone already knew: The U.S. is in a recession. But there is some good news too: the employment situation improved a bit in May, with the unemployment rate falling to 13.3%, from 14.7% in April: