Greater Waco’s role as a metropolitan area within the surrounding rural areas of McLennan County emulates its capacity as a regional center within a seven-county region that also includes Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Falls, Hill and Limestone counties.
January 2017 Employment Profile
|Waco MSA||Texas||United States|
|Labor Force: 122,093||Labor Force: 13,357,997||Labor Force: 158,676,000|
|Employment: 117,012||Employment: 12,697,121||Employment: 150,527,000|
|Unemployment: 5,081||Unemployment: 660,876||Unemployment: 8,149,000|
|Unemployment Rate: 4.2%||Unemployment Rate: 4.9%||Unemployment Rate: 5.1%|