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May 2019 Labor Market Update

Austin-Area Unemployment Dips to 2.2% in May

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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 2.3% in April 2019 to 2.2% in May 2019. The 2.2% unemployment rate represented 26,966 residents seeking employment. The region’s unemployment rate remained below both the Texas (2.9%) and national (3.4%) rates.

The Austin-Round Rock MSA collectively added 7,700 jobs in May 2019. The region’s 2.4% annual growth rate represented the collective addition of 25,400 jobs since May 2018.

Further, unemployment in the Capital Area/Travis County decreased from 2.2% in April 2019 to 2.1% in May 2019. The 2.1% unemployment rate represented 15,521 residents seeking employment. The Capital Area/Travis County unemployment rate remained below the overall Austin-Round Rock MSA, state of Texas and national rates.

April 2019 Labor Market Update

Austin-Area Employment Drops to 2.3% in April

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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 2.7% in March 2019 to 2.3% in April 2019. The 2.3% unemployment rate represented 27,645 residents seeking employment. The region’s unemployment rate remained below both the Texas (3.0%) and national (3.3%) rates.

The Austin-Round Rock MSA collectively added 6,800 jobs in April 2019. The region’s 2.5% annual growth rate represented the collective addition of 26,100 jobs since April 2018.

Further, unemployment in the Capital Area/Travis County decreased from 2.6% in March 2019 to 2.2% in April 2019. The 2.2% unemployment rate represented 16,020 residents seeking employment. The Capital Area/Travis County unemployment rate remained below the overall Austin-Round Rock MSA, state of Texas and national rates.

Workforce Solutions Capital Area Recognized for Commitment to Hiring Veterans with Second “We Hire Vets” Award

Veteran employees served in the U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps, and have a combined 19 years of service.

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Workforce Solutions Capital Area has earned recognition for the second year in a row for committing to hiring veterans with the “We Hire Vets” award from the Texas Workforce Commission. Today, 14 percent of Workforce Solutions Capital Area Board employees are veterans.

“Service in uniform teaches commitment and integrity, and our veteran team members demonstrate this every day in their roles serving the communities of the Austin metro area,” said Tamara Atkinson, Chief Executive Officer of Workforce Solutions Capital Area. “In 2018, we became the first workforce board in the state of Texas to receive this recognition, and we are honored to be awarded again in 2019.”

Workforce Solutions Capital Area Board’s veteran employees served in the U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps, and have a combined 19 years of service.

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