Austin-Area Unemployment Holds Steady in February
AUSTIN – Figures released by the Texas Workforce Commission today show the unemployment rate in the Austin-Round Rock MSA* remain unchanged at 3.0% from January 2018 to February 2018. The 3.0% unemployment rate represented 36,000 residents seeking employment. The region’s unemployment remained one point below both the Texas (4.1%)** and national (4.4%)** rates.
The Austin-Round Rock MSA collectively added 9,700 jobs in February 2018. The region’s 3.7% annual growth rate represented the collective addition of 37,300 jobs since February 2017.
Further, unemployment in the Capital Area/Travis County*** also remained unchanged at 2.9% from January 2018 to February 2018. The 2.9% unemployment rate represented 21,155 residents seeking employment. The Capital Area/Travis County unemployment rate remained below the overall Austin-Round Rock MSA, state of Texas and national rates.