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.
December 2016 Employment Profile
Please note that there were a few notable increases in 2016: Financial Activities – 300 (annually); Leisure and Hospitality – 500 (annually); and Trade, Transportation and Utilities – 400 (monthly) and 500 (annually).
|Waco MSA||Texas||United States|
|Labor Force: 121,752||Labor Force: 13,398,817||Labor Force: 158,968,000|
|Employment: 117,012||Employment: 12,788,890||Employment: 151,798,000|
|Unemployment: 4,740||Unemployment: 609,927||Unemployment: 7,170,000|
|Unemployment Rate: 3.9%||Unemployment Rate: 4.6%||Unemployment Rate: 4.5%|