AUSTIN – Figures released by the Texas Workforce Commission show the unemployment rate in the Austin-Round Rock MSA* decreased from 3.7%** in February 2017 to 3.6% in March 2017. The 3.6% unemployment rate represented 41,300 residents seeking employment. The region’s unemployment remained more than one point below the state of Texas (5.0%) and nearly one point below the national (4.5%) rates***.
The Austin-Round Rock MSA collectively added 9,500 jobs in March 2017. The region’s 3.3% annual growth rate represented the overall addition of more than 32,000 jobs since March 2016.
Further, the unemployment rate in the Capital Area/Travis County**** decreased from 3.6%** in February 2017 to 3.5% in March 2017. The 3.5% unemployment rate represented more than 24,200 residents seeking employment. The Capital Area/Travis County unemployment rate remained below the overall Austin-Round Rock MSA, state of Texas and national rates.