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Labor Statistics

Commuting Destinations for Work (tip) Count % Share
Brown County, TX 7,631 59.2055241
Coleman County, TX 319 2.4749787
Comanche County, TX 293 2.2732563
Taylor County, TX 262 2.0327411
Eastland County, TX 236 1.8310187
Tarrant County, TX 211 1.6370549
Tom Green County, TX 191 1.4818838
San Saba County, TX 163 1.2646443
Mills County, TX 158 1.2258515
Erath County, TX 155 1.2025758
All Other Locations 3,270 25.3704709

*Source: Texas Industry Profiles,On the Map (Updated 03/2015, most recent information from 2011)

 
Top 10 Industries with Highest Earnings Avg. Number of Employees Avg. Monthly Earnings
Mining, Quarry and OIl and Gas Extraction 67 $5,918
Wholesale Trade 409 $5,885
Manufacturing 2,621 $4,360
Utilities 126 $4,279
Construction 716 $3,499
Professional, Scientific, and Tech Srvcs 160 $3,219
Administative and Support and Waste Management 517 $2,347
Public Administration 1,150 $3,036
Finance and Insurance 418 $3,478
Education Services 1,452 $3,176
*Source:Texas Industry Profiles/LMCI (Updated 03/2015, Most Current Data Available for wages is 3rd qtr, 2014)

 

Top 10 Industries by Job Count  Number
Health Care and Social Assistance 3,283
Manufacturing 2,621
Retail Trade 1,937
Education Services 1,452
Accomodation and Food Services 1,184
Public Administration 1,150
Construction 716
Administrative and Waste Management 517
Finance and Insurance 418
Wholesale Trade 409
*Source: Labor Market & Career Information, Department of the Texas Workforce Commission (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
*Source: Labor Market & Career Information, Department of the Texas Workforce Commission (Unemployment)

 

 

Company Employees      Industry
Kohler 1175 Vitreous Plumbing Fixtures
3M Company 620 Reflective Sheeting
Superior Essex Corp. 534 Wire-drawing & Insulation
BRMC 519 Healthcare
Brownwood ISD 515 Education
Texas Youth Commission 400 Education/Rehabilitation
Walmart Super Center 398 Retail
City of Brownwood 339 City Services
Howard Payne University 312 Education
Center for Life Resources 200 Behavioral Health Care
Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice 192 In-Prison Therapeutic Community
Texas Dept. of Transportation 181 Highway Maintenance
 Brown County 166 County Government
United Supermakets 153 Grocery
Nelson Wholesale 110 Agricultural Products Distributor
Danhil Containers 100 Cardboard Containers
Texas Bank 91 Financial
Diamond P Enterprises 80 Warehousing
Barr Fabrication 70 Metal Fabricator
Bruner Auto Group 65 Auto Sales and Services
Kroger 63 Grocery
Performance Pipe 63 Plastic Pipe

* Source: BEDC Survey of Major Local Employers June 2016