Labor Supply

The MSAs of Austin and the Temple/Belton/Killeen area reside within a drive time of one hour to Jarrell. November 2021 data indicates the combined MSAs represent more than 1,465,000 employed with an unemployment rate of less than 3.5% . Beyond the growing population of Jarrell, statistics of “Reverse Commuting” throughout the United States support the growing trend of residents commuting to suburban areas for their livelihood. The completed expansion of I-35, Texas’ major north-south corridor, ensures a timely and lower stress commute from the Austin and Temple/Belton communities and SH130 provides easy access for communities south of Austin to Georgetown. The ongoing expansion of SH 195 will also reduce the drive time from the Killeen/Bell County area.

Combined MSA Labor Force Statistics