Austin-Area Unemployment Increases to 2.7% in June
AUSTIN – Figures released by the Texas Workforce Commission today show the unemployment rate in the Austin-Round Rock MSA* increased from 2.2% in May 2019 to 2.7% in June 2019. The 2.7% unemployment rate represented 33,197 residents seeking employment. The region’s unemployment rate remained below both the Texas (3.6%)** and national (3.8%)** rates.
The Austin-Round Rock MSA collectively added 4,000 jobs in June 2019. The region’s 2.2% annual growth rate represented the collective addition of 23,400 jobs since June 2018.
Further, unemployment in the Capital Area/Travis County*** increased from 2.1% in May 2019 to 2.6% in June 2019. The 2.6% unemployment rate represented 19,093 residents seeking employment. The Capital Area/Travis County unemployment rate remained below the overall Austin-Round Rock MSA, state of Texas and national rates.