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CEO Reports

Get the latest news on local unemployment, workforce development, and policy changes in our weekly reports by Chief Executive Officer Tamara Atkinson.

Transit Industry at a Glance, October 2021

Local demand for workers in the transportation industry is projected to rise Currently, there are 32,660 workers in the Austin metro Transportation & Warehousing industry. By 2030, there will be 40,000 workers, according to a JobsEQ 10-year projection. Of note: This forecast does not include the swell of skilled transportation — and trades — workers… ...

City of Austin Unemployment at a Glance, August 2021

Just in: Following trend of the last few months, the City of Austin’s unemployment rate dropped again in August to remain lowest unemployment rate among the top 25 largest U.S. cities. Based on the latest preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the city of Austin’s unemployment rate is 3.5% as of August 2021… ...

City of Austin Unemployment at a Glance, July 2021

Based on the latest preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of July 2021, Austin ranks No. 1 for lowest unemployment rate among the top 25 largest U.S. cities. Following Austin are Nashville (4.2%), Seattle (4.4%), Charlotte (4.8%), and Jacksonville (5.0%). Where other Texas cities rank: San Antonio is No. 8 (5.4%), Dallas is… ...

City of Austin Unemployment at a Glance, June 2021

Based on the latest preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of June 2021, Austin ranks No. 1 for lowest unemployment rate among the top 25 largest U.S. cities, tied with New York City. Following Austin and New York City (4.5%) are Charlotte (5.1%), San Diego (5.1%), and Philadelphia (5.4%).Where other Texas cities rank: Dallas… ...

2020 Financial Reports

2020 Report on Audit of Financial Statements and Supplemental Information ...

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Local Workforce Development Board Plan Program Years 2021 – 2024

Our WIOA Strategic Plan for Program Years 2021-2025 is now available for viewing. ...

Labor Market Information: May 2021

Below is a summary of job posting trends for the Austin Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) for the full month of March 2021.   May 1 – May 31, 2021 Job Posting Trends 32,738 jobs were posted in the Austin metro in May 2021 (+13,812 from May 2020) Job postings increased +5.8% in the week ending… ...

City of Austin Unemployment at a Glance, April 2021

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… ...

Stable Housing and Workforce Outcomes

Read our report for curated research and trends on stable housing and workforce outcomes. Key takeaway: Research suggests the outcomes of stable housing efforts can be improved when combined with workforce development efforts. Through workforce services, individuals/parents who are experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity can have more success in job training and employment. Read more ...
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