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.