Reports & Insights

Travis County Unemployment Insurance Claims Dashboard

We partnered with Travis County Economic Development to create this interactive dashboard of UI claims data in Travis County. Workforce Solutions Capital Area provides Texas Workforce Commission data to the County for this dashboard, updated monthly.

CEO Reports

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

Labor Market Information: November 2020

Below is a summary of job posting trends for Austin MSA for the full month of November 2020. To dive deeper, see the full respective reports here. November 1- November 30, 2020 Job Posting Trends Lots of jobs are being posted, but fewer are available than a year ago: 21,945 job ads were posted in Austin MSA ...
Austin Metro Area Community Workforce Plan Year Two Report 2018-2019

Austin Metro Area Community Workforce Plan Year Two Report 2018-2019

This Year Two report serves as a reminder of the success of the MCWP in the first two years of this multi-year project prior to unexpected impact of the pandemic, but it also affords an opportunity to think clearly through the mechanisms of change of the MCWP, to consider how and why the MCWP continues ...

Monthly Unemployment Insurance Claimant Data Reports from Workforce Solutions Capital Area

Workforce Solutions Capital Area is analyzing unemployment insurance claimant data to report on the economic impact of COVID-19 in Austin/Travis County. Read the report for July 2020 (pdf) Read the report for June 2020 (pdf) Read the report for March – April 2020 (pdf) Read the report for March 2020 (pdf) Our reports track: The number of claimants by ...
Austin Area Technology Talent Labor Market Study and Strategy

Austin Area Technology Talent Labor Market Study and Strategy

Information Technology and the associated technology workforce are primary economic drivers in the Austin region, with a foundation of large technology stalwarts, a healthy community of startups, and the accelerating need for technology workers across all industries. However, the region’s talent pipeline is not positioned to meet the need for technology workers over the long-term. ...
U.S. Conference of Mayors Workforce Development Council Best Practices

U.S. Conference of Mayors Workforce Development Council Best Practices

Leveraging Boards as Leaders in Reauthorization of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) showcases how America’s workforce boards have leveraged the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to improve operations and better serve businesses and participants. The publication highlights best practice cities like Austin, Texas where mayors and workforce development leaders have successfully collaborated with officials ...
Austin Metro Area Community Workforce Plan Year One Report 2017-2018

Austin Metro Area Community Workforce Plan Year One Report 2017-2018

The Austin Metro Area Community Workforce Plan (MCWP) lays out a common agenda and establishes a framework for collaboration to coordinate the efforts of the region’s workforce development organizations and educational institutions. The overarching vision for this plan focuses on a more demand-driven workforce system that effectively engages employers, community-based organizations, and educational institutions; empowers ...

Unemployment Insurance Claimant Demographics Program Years 2016 – 2019

Workforce Solutions Capital Area Unemployment Insurance Demographics – Program Years 2016 – 2019 Unemployment Insurance Claimant Demographics – Program Year 2019 Q1-Q4 Unemployment Insurance Claimant Demographics – Program Year 2018 Q1-Q4 Unemployment Insurance Claimant Demographics – Program Year 2017 Q1-Q4 Unemployment Insurance Claimant Demographics – Program Year 2016 Q1-Q4 ...

2018 Tuition Assistance Utilization Study

A Focus on Healthcare Employers in the Austin Metro Area The Austin Metro Area Master Community Workforce Plan, established in June 2017, outlined the current challenges with employer research and the upskilling initiatives for employees. In partnership with Workforce Solutions Capital Area’s ongoing study, LEAP Consulting (graduate business students from Concordia University – Texas) researched Austin-area ...
Industry-Based Certifications for Middle-Skill STEM Occupations in Texas

Industry-Based Certifications for Middle-Skill STEM Occupations in Texas

In the modern labor market, there is an increasing role for third‐party, industry‐based certifications that are recognized by employers. Research conducted by the Texas Workforce Investment Council defined industry‐based certifications as being industry‐recognized, third‐party assessed, and nationally portable credentials. The Council’s research also found that many middle-skill science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) occupations, which require ...
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