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 and national rates.