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20 Oct 2017

September 2017 Labor Market Update

AUSTIN – Figures released by the Texas Workforce Commission today show the unemployment rate in the Austin-Round Rock MSA* dropped from 3.4%** in August 2017 to 2.9% in September 2017. The 2.9% unemployment rate represented 33,300 residents seeking employment. The region’s unemployment remained more than one point below both the Texas (4.0%)** and national (4.1%)** rates.

The Austin-Round Rock MSA collectively added 8,300 jobs in September 2017. The region’s 2.9% annual growth rate represented the collective addition of 23,500 jobs since September 2016.

Further, unemployment in the Capital Area/Travis County*** decreased from 3.2%** in August 2017 to 2.8% in September 2017. The 2.8% unemployment rate represented 19,661 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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15 Sep 2017

August 2017 Labor Market Update

AUSTIN – Figures released by the Texas Workforce Commission today show the unemployment rate in the Austin-Round Rock MSA* crept back up from 3.2%** in July 2017 to 3.4% in August 2017. The 3.4% unemployment rate represented 37,800 residents seeking employment. The region’s unemployment remained more than one point below both the Texas (4.5%)** and national (4.5%)** rates.

The Austin-Round Rock MSA collectively lost 1,900 jobs in August 2017. The region’s 2.1% annual growth rate represented the collective addition of 21,100 jobs since August 2016.

Further, unemployment in the Capital Area/Travis County*** increased from 3.1%** in July 2017 to 3.2% in August 2017. The 3.2% unemployment rate represented 22,204 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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18 Aug 2017

July 2017 Labor Market Update

AUSTIN – Figures released by the Texas Workforce Commission today show the unemployment rate in the Austin-Round Rock MSA* inched down from 3.4%** in June 2017 to 3.2% in July 2017. The 3.2% unemployment rate represented 36,400 residents seeking employment. The region’s unemployment remained more than one point below both the Texas (4.3%)** and national (4.6%)** rates.

Despite the decrease in the overall unemployment rate, the Austin-Round Rock MSA collectively lost 8,200 jobs in July 2017. The region’s 2.4% annual growth rate represented the addition of 24,400 jobs since July 2016.

Further, unemployment in the Capital Area/Travis County*** decreased from 3.3%** in June 2017 to 3.1% in July 2017. The 3.1% unemployment rate represented 21,406 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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21 Jul 2017

June 2017 Labor Market Update

AUSTIN – Figures released by the Texas Workforce Commission show the unemployment rate in the Austin-Round Rock MSA* crept up from 3.2%** in May 2017 to 3.4% in June 2017. The 3.4% unemployment rate represented 38,600 residents seeking employment. The region’s unemployment remained more than one point below both the Texas (4.7%)** and national (4.5%)** rates. 

The Austin-Round Rock MSA collectively added 4,400 jobs in June 2017. The region’s 2.8% annual growth rate represented the addition of 28,000 jobs since June 2016.

Further, unemployment in the Capital Area/Travis County*** increased from 3.1%** in May 2017 to 3.3% in June 2017. The 3.3% unemployment rate represented 22,600 residents seeking employment. The Capital Area/Travis County unemployment rate remained below the overall Austin-Round Rock MSA, state of Texas and national rates.Read more...

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16 Jun 2017

May 2017 Labor Market Update

AUSTIN – Figures released by the Texas Workforce Commission show the unemployment rate in the Austin-Round Rock MSA* decreased from 3.6%** in March 2017 to 3.2% in April 2017. The 3.2% unemployment rate represented 36,100 residents seeking employment. The region’s unemployment remained more than one point below both the state of Texas (5.0%) and the national (4.4%) rates***. 

The Austin-Round Rock MSA collectively added 3,900 jobs in April 2017. The region’s 2.9% annual growth rate represented the overall addition of 28,900 jobs since April 2016.

Further, the unemployment rate in the Capital Area/Travis County**** decreased from 3.5%** in March 2017 to 3.1% in April 2017. The 3.1% unemployment rate represented more than 21,200 residents seeking employment. The Capital Area/Travis County unemployment rate remained below the overall Austin-Round Rock MSA, state of Texas 
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