In another sign that economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is underway, Austin’s unemployment rate last month fell below 5% for the first time since December 2020 and to its lowest point in a year.

“We are in a strong hiring environment, one with more businesses opening up and more relocating to the Austin metro,” said Tamara Atkinson, CEO of Workforce Solutions Capital Area. “However, those that will benefit the most in this environment are those with in-demand skills.”

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