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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.


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