Employment

Labor Force Statistics

Area Definition: The City of Jarrell is located in the northern portion of Williamson County, the 9th fastest growing county in the nation during the 2000s.

Jarrell is also on Texas' major North-South Corridor, I-35. Being within Williamson County, Jarrell is located in the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), however, its close proximity to the Killeen-Temple MSA means that many workers commute from Bell and other counties, too. Unemployment statistics are generally not available for cities with less than 25,000, so recent employment data presented here are at the county level. In 2008, commuting data shows that the majority of the workers with jobs located in the Jarrell ISD area live in Williamson County (56.2%), while Bell County contributes the second most at 11%, and Travis County follows closely in third at 8.9%. The map below shows the concentration of where the current labor force lives.

Population and Labor Force

Williamson County has a 2010 population of 422,679, which is a 69% increase from Census 2000, according to the latest Texas State Data Center Estimates. The Jarrell ISD area, with an estimated population of 8,392 (ESRI, BAO), has grown at an even faster rate of 121% increase since 2000. The median age of Jarrell ISD residents is 48.3 with a gender breakdown even at 50% Male and Female. Williamson County as a whole is signiÿcantly younger with a median age of 33.8 with the gender breakdown approximately equal. Approximately 50% of the population in the Jarrell ISD area is between the ages of 25 to 65, whereas, the percentage for the entire county is 55%. The racial composition of Williamson County is estimated to be 76.3% White, 6.2% Black, 4.3% Asian, and 12.9% some other race or combination of races, while Jarrell ISD area consisted of a racial composition of 86.2% White, 1.3% Black, 0.6% Asian, and 11.9% some other race or combination of races. The percentage of the population of Hispanic origin in the County was 22.3% versus 20.4% at the Jarrell ISD area. In considering the potential labor force of Jarrell, it is very likely the pool of workers would be attracted from an area extending into Bell and Travis County.

Labor Supply

With the factor of "Reverse Commuting" it is concievable that many residents living in Round Rock, Leander or other highly developed places in the Austin area would consider commuting to Jarrell for work due to less congestion heading north on I-35 or SH 130. Expansion of SH 195 out of Killeen also reduces the drivetime from the Killeen/Bell County area. The total labor force, which includes unemployed and the employed, of these three counties was estimated at 914,000. Lastly, the Austin MSA has been a source of migration for talented workers for years. In 2008, the Austin MSA saw a net migration of 24,000 new people into the region, which represents new talent interested in living and working in Central Texas.

Major Employers within the Jarrell ISD boundary
Map Company Industry Employees
1 Jarrell Independent School Dist. Elementary & Secondary Schools 215
2 Keystone Concrete Placement Poured Concrete Structure Contractors 200
3 Clawson Disposal Other Waste Collection 118
4 Espinoza Stone Stone Mining & Quarrying 116
5 Berry Creek Country Club Civil & Social Organizations 70
6 Cooper Stone Corp Dimension Stone Mining & Quarrying 60
7 Cobra Stone Dimension Stone Mining & Quarrying 50
8 Flying J Travel Plaza Gasoline Stations & Convenience Stores 46
9 A J Brauer Stone Inc Cut Stone & Stone Prod Manufacturing 45
10 Berry Creek Golf Course & Shop Golf Courses & Country Clubs 45
11 Zion Lutheran Church & School Religious Organizations, Elementary & Secondary 45
12 Superior Stone Dimension Stone Mining & Quarrying 40
13 McDonald's Limited-Service Restaurants 38
14 Builders First Source Building Materials 39
15 Digger Construction New Single-Family General Contractors 30
16 Simpson's Stone Co Other Building Material Dealers 22
17 Compliance Resources Inc Research & Development In Biotechnology 21
18 Control Panels USA Automatic Environmental Control Manufact 20
19 Taylor Press Products Company Metal Stamping 20
20 Flasher Equipment Company Traffic Safety and Control Products 12

Williamson County

The table below demonstrates Jarrell’s position within Williamson County labor force. The majority of jobs in the County are in retail, accommodation and food service, and healthcare and social services. According to TWC unemployment ÿgures for October 2010, Williamson County had an unemployment estimate of 14,970 persons which represents a rate of 7.0 compared to a Texas statewide unemployment rate of 7.9 for the same month. See also the Consumer Expenditure Detail table for additional information relating to consumer demand in the Jarrell area.

Williamson County Jobs by Industry, 2009
NAICS Industry Sector # of Companies # of Jobs in County % of Jobs in County Avg. Annual Wage
11 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing 38 116 0.1% $23,120
21 Mining, Quarrying, Oil Extraction 31 699 0.7% $42,512
22 Utilitied 15 289 0.3% $56,802
23 Construction 875 9,014 9.1% $43,617
31-33 Manufacturing 297 5,825 5.9% $53,576
42 Wholesale Trade 412 11,307 11.4% $104,638
44-45 Retail Trade 953 17,839 18.1% $26,357
48049 Transportation and Warehousing 133 1,453 1.5% $38,876
51 Information 116 1,203 1.2% $54,371
52 Finance & Insurance 462 5,833 5.9% $57,060
53 Real Estate & Rental Leasing 336 1,526 1.5% $40,535
54 Professional & Technical Svc's 975 6,515 6.6% $60,855
55 Management of Companies 22 867 0.9% $45,292
56 Administrative, Waste Services 436 6,842 6.9% $32,594
61 Educational Services 86 1,131 1.1% $33,294
62 Healthcare & Social Services 690 9,488 9.6% $39,846
71 Arts, Entertainment, Recreation 81 1,767 1.8% $16,046
72 Accommodation & Food Svc. 560 12,142 12.3% $14,948
81 All Other Services 648 4,894 5.0% $36,677
  Total Private Sector 7,190 98,785   $44,427
  Total Government 156 21,200   $39,707

Source: U.S. Bureau of Statistics