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June 2017 Labor Market Update

Austin-Area Unemployment Continues to Creep Up in June

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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.


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