High & Low Rankings for Brazos County in Federal Labor StatisticsFeatured Stories, News Monday, April 15th, 2013
Brazos and some neighboring counties are among the strongest areas for job growth in the country.
Federal authorities recently released figures compiled for the 12 month period ending last September. During that time, job growth in Brazos County was 3.6 percent. That’s good for 17th best in the country. Montgomery County was 4th best in the country, Fort Bend ranked 6th, and Harris County was 10th.
The report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) also showed the average pay in Brazos County is among the lowest in the country. Nearly 330 large counties were surveyed nationally. The national average is $906 a week and the Texas average is $930.
As of last September, Brazos County is 294th in average pay at $721 a week, which works out to $37,492 a year. Surrounding counties are not in the national rankings because they’re too small. But the BLS calculated average weekly pay in Burleson County at $853, followed by Grimes at $830 and Leon at $821. Robertson County is ten dollars more than Brazos at $731. Washington County is $662 and Madison County is $610.
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