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25 Apr 2017

March 2017 Labor Market Update

AUSTIN – Figures released by the Texas Workforce Commission show the unemployment rate in the Austin-Round Rock MSA* decreased from 3.7%** in February 2017 to 3.6% in March 2017. The 3.6% unemployment rate represented 41,300 residents seeking employment. The region’s unemployment remained more than one point below the state of Texas (5.0%) and nearly one point below the national (4.5%) rates***.

The Austin-Round Rock MSA collectively added 9,500 jobs in March 2017. The region’s 3.3% annual growth rate represented the overall addition of more than 32,000 jobs since March 2016.

Further, the unemployment rate in the Capital Area/Travis County**** decreased from 3.6%** in February 2017 to 3.5% in March 2017. The 3.5% unemployment rate represented more than 24,200 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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25 Apr 2017

March 2017 Labor Market Update

AUSTIN – Figures released by the Texas Workforce Commission show the unemployment rate in the Austin-Round Rock MSA* decreased from 3.7%** in February 2017 to 3.6% in March 2017. The 3.6% unemployment rate represented 41,300 residents seeking employment. The region’s unemployment remained more than one point below the state of Texas (5.0%) and nearly one point below the national (4.5%) rates***.

The Austin-Round Rock MSA collectively added 9,500 jobs in March 2017. The region’s 3.3% annual growth rate represented the overall addition of more than 32,000 jobs since March 2016.

Further, the unemployment rate in the Capital Area/Travis County**** decreased from 3.6%** in February 2017 to 3.5% in March 2017. The 3.5% unemployment rate represented more than 24,200 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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24 Mar 2017

February 2017 Labor Market Update

AUSTIN – Figures released by the Texas Workforce Commission show the unemployment rate in the Austin-Round Rock MSA* increased from 3.5%** in January 2017 to 3.7% in February 2017. The 3.7% unemployment rate represented 41,700 residents seeking employment. The region’s unemployment remained one point below both the state of Texas (4.9%) and national (4.7%) rates***.

The Austin-Round Rock MSA collectively added 2,700 jobs in February 2017. The region’s 2.7% annual growth rate represented the overall addition of 27,000 jobs since February 2016.

Further, the unemployment rate in the Capital Area/Travis County**** increased from 3.3%** in January 2017 to 3.6% in February 2017. The 3.6% unemployment rate represented more than 24,500 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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10 Mar 2017

January 2017 Labor Market Update

AUSTIN – Figures released by the Texas Workforce Commission show the unemployment rate in the Austin-Round Rock MSA* increased from 3.2%** in December 2016 to 3.5% in January 2017. The 3.5% unemployment rate represented 39,000 residents seeking employment. The region’s unemployment remained more than one point below both the state of Texas (4.8%) and national (4.8%) rates***.

Despite the collective loss of 10,000 job in the Austin-Round Rock MSA in January 2017, the region’s 3.5% annual growth rate represented the overall addition of 34,000 jobs since January 2016.

Further, the unemployment rate in the Capital Area/Travis County**** increased from 3.1%** in December 2016 to 3.3% in January 2017. The 3.3% unemployment rate represented nearly 23,000 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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20 Jan 2017

December 2016 Labor Market Update

AUSTIN – According to the Texas Workforce Commission, unemployment in the Austin – Round Rock MSA* crept up from 3.0%** in November 2016 to 3.2% in December 2016. The 3.2% unemployment rate represented 35,500 residents seeking employment. The region’s unemployment remained more than one point below both the Texas (4.6%) and national (4.5%) rates.

Further, unemployment in the Capital Area/Travis County*** increased from 2.9%** in November 2016 to 3.1% in December 2016. The 3.1% unemployment rate represented more than 21,000 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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