The Bryan-College Station area’s economy continues to hum along, according to an index that measures a number of economic factors and metrics. The metro area’s unemployment rate, at 2.9 percent, is tied for the lowest rate of the century in the rapidly growing region. Employment has neared an all-time high of about 120,000 jobs. The College Station-Bryan Business-Cycle Index, released monthly by Texas A&M University’s Private Enterprise Research Center (PERC), attempts to reflect the current state of the economy. Click to read more at www.theeagle.com .