Based on preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Austin ranks No. 5 among major U.S. cities for lowest unemployment rate as of April 2021.
The top ten major U.S. cities with the lowest unemployment rates as of April include:
- Omaha, NE (3.1%)
- Virginia Beach, VA (3.7)
- Raleigh, NC (4.0)
- Louisville-Jefferson County (consolidated), KY (4.1)
- Austin, TX (4.3)
- Seattle, WA (4.5)
- Nashville-Davidson (consolidated), TN (4.6)
- Minneapolis, MN (4.7)
- Charlotte, NC (4.7)
- Jacksonville, FL (4.9)
Note: The City of Austin has the second lowest unemployment rate among all major cities based on 2020 annual averages.