The Austin metro area’s unemployment rate fell to 2.7% in March, the lowest levels since the start of the pandemic, Workforce Solutions Capital Area reported Friday.

The latest figures are below the unemployment rates for both Texas and the U.S., at 3.9% and 3.8% respectively. March figures account for more than 36,600 unemployed residents in the metro area, which includes Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties.

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