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Labor Statistics

 

Commuting Destinations for Work (tip) Count % Share
Brown County, TX 9,377 63.5%
Comanche County, TX 359 2.4%
Coleman County, TX 318 2.2%
Taylor County, TX 264 1.8%
Tarrant County, TX 200 1.4%
Eastland County, TX 199 1.3%
Erath County, TX 196 1.3%
Bexar County, TX 178 1.2%
Tom Green County 176 1.2%
Travis County 170 1.2%

*Source: Texas Industry Profiles,On the Map (Updated 02/2018, most recent information from 2015)

 
Top 10 Industries with Highest Earnings Avg. Number of Employees Avg. Monthly Earnings
Mining, Quarry and Oil and Gas Extraction 67 $5,918
Utilities 64 $5,612
Manufacturing 3,002 $4,936
Management of Companies and Enterprises 6 $4,823
Construction 598 $3,679
Finance and Insurance 304 $3,540
Wholesale Trade 489 $3,367
Information 141 $3,250
Real Estate, Rental and LEasing  167 $3,029
Professional and Technical Services  158 $2,968

*Source:Texas Industry Profiles/LMCI Tracer. Updated 3rd qtr, 2017

 

Top 10 Industries by Job Count  Number
Health Care and Social Assistance 3,311
Manufacturing 3,002
Retail Trade 1,982
Education Services 1,430
Accomodation and Food Services 1,340
Public Administration 1,150
Construction 723
Administrative and Waste Management 565
Wholesale Trade 489
Other Services, Except Public Administration 321

*Source: Labor Market & Career Information, Updated 3rd qtr 2017 (Quarterly Reports)

 

Brown County Unemployment Rate Year
6.8% 2009
7.2% 2010
7.2% 2011
6% 2012
5.8% 2013
5.1% 2014
4.4% 2015
4.3% 2016
3.9% 2017

*Source: Labor Market & Career Information, Department of the Texas Workforce Commission (Unemployment)

Company Employees Industry
Kohler 1145 Vitreous Plumbing Fixtures
3M Company 600 Reflective Sheeting
BRMC 586 Healthcare
Brownwood ISD 505 Education
Superior Essex Corp. 490 Wire-drawing & Insulation
Howard Payne University 432 Education
Texas Youth Commission 411 Education/Rehabilitation
Walmart Super Center 350 Retail
City of Brownwood 297 City Services
Brown County 250 County Government
Texas Dept. of Transportation 206 Highway Maintenance
Center for Life Resources 205 Behavioral Health Care
Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice 181 In-Prison Therapeutic Community
United Supermarkets 160 Grocery
Nelson Wholesale 105 Agricultural Products Distributor
Texas Bank 94 Financial
Danhil Containers 85 Cardboard Containers
Diamond P Enterprises 76 Warehousing
Performance Pipe 74 Plastic Pipe
Bruner Auto Group 70 Auto Sales and Services
Barr Fabrication 64 Metal Fabricator

* Source: BMDD Survey of Major Local Employers April 2018

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