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December 2019 Labor Market Update

Austin-Area Unemployment Dips to 2.4%

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AUSTIN – Figures released by the Texas Workforce Commission today show the unemployment rate in the Austin-Round Rock MSA dropped from 2.5% in November 2019 to 2.4% in December 2019. The 2.4% unemployment rate represented 30,028 residents seeking employment. The region’s unemployment rate remained below both the Texas (3.3%) and national (3.4%) rates.

The Austin-Round Rock MSA collectively added 6,100 jobs in December 2019. The region’s 3.5% annual growth rate represented the collective addition of 37,800 jobs since December 2018.

Further, unemployment in the Capital Area/Travis County fell from 2.4% in November 2019 to 2.3% in December 2019. The 2.3% unemployment rate represented 17,327 residents seeking employment. The Capital Area/Travis County unemployment rate remained below the overall Austin-Round Rock MSA, state of Texas and national rates.

November 2019 Labor Market Update

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AUSTIN – Figures released by the Texas Workforce Commission today show the unemployment rate in the Austin-Round Rock MSA dropped from 2.6% in October 2019 to 2.5% in November 2019. The 2.5% unemployment rate represented 31,359 residents seeking employment. The region’s unemployment rate remained below both the Texas (3.3%) and national (3.3%) rates.

The Austin-Round Rock MSA collectively added 3,800 jobs in November 2019. The region’s 2.7% annual growth rate represented the collective addition of 29,000 jobs since November 2018.

Further, unemployment in the Capital Area/Travis County remained at 2.4% from October 2019 to November 2019. The 2.4% unemployment rate represented 18,067 residents seeking employment. The Capital Area/Travis County unemployment rate remained below the overall Austin-Round Rock MSA, state of Texas and national rates.

October 2019 Labor Market Update

Austin-Area Unemployment Steady at 2.6% in October

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AUSTIN – Figures released by the Texas Workforce Commission today show the unemployment rate in the Austin-Round Rock MSA stayed the same from 2.6% in September 2019 to 2.6% in October 2019. The 2.6% unemployment rate represented 31,384 residents seeking employment. The region’s unemployment rate remained below both the Texas (3.3%) and national (3.3%) rates.

The Austin-Round Rock MSA collectively added 12,200 jobs in October 2019. The region’s 2.6% annual growth rate represented the collective addition of 27,800 jobs since October 2018.

Further, unemployment in the Capital Area/Travis County decreased from 2.5% in September 2019 to 2.4% in October 2019. The 2.4% unemployment rate represented 18,045 residents seeking employment. The Capital Area/Travis County unemployment rate remained below the overall Austin- Round Rock MSA, state of Texas and national rates.

September 2019 Labor Market Update

Austin-Area Unemployment Dips to 2.6% in September

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AUSTIN – Figures released by the Texas Workforce Commission today show the unemployment rate in the Austin-Round Rock MSA decreased from 2.8% in August 2019 to 2.6% in September 2019. The 2.6% unemployment rate represented 31,907 residents seeking employment. The region’s unemployment rate remained below both the Texas (3.3%) and national (3.3%) rates.

The Austin-Round Rock MSA collectively added 100 jobs in September 2019. The region’s 1.8% annual growth rate represented the collective addition of 19,500 jobs since September 2018.

Further, unemployment in the Capital Area/Travis County decreased from 2.7% in August 2019 to 2.5% in September 2019. The 2.5% unemployment rate represented 18,384 residents seeking employment. The Capital Area/Travis County unemployment rate remained below the overall Austin- Round Rock MSA, state of Texas and national rates.

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