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

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City of Austin Unemployment at a Glance, February 2022

This just in: As the nation experiences strong job gains with COVID cases declining and restrictions eased, the ATX continues to boast one the lowest unemployment rates among the top 25 largest U.S. cities. Austin holds the No. 7 spot in the updated February 2022 ranking (in January, Austin was No. 3). Besides February, Austin city has… ...

Job Postings Report, February 2022

Get a breakdown of Austin metro job postings for the month, including educational qualifications, top hiring employers and occupations, and more. Highlights: 27,924 new jobs were posted in the Austin MSA in February 2022 (+7,966 from February 2021) Job openings are wide-ranging:  The region’s top hiring occupation families in February 2022 were in Management (4,178), Computer and Mathematical (3,999), Sales and Related (2,751), Office… ...

Austin Metro Labor Force Participation (as of December 2021)

Addressing the question: "Where are the workers?" Key takeaway: The size of Austin metro’s labor force and total number of residents employed have exceeded post-pandemic levels. Statistically speaking, most Austinites are working and the region is attractive for in-bound talent. The challenge — which is a positive economic sign — is that job creation is… ...

Job Postings Report, January 2022

Get a breakdown of Austin metro job postings for the month, including educational qualifications, top hiring employers and occupations, and more. Highlights: 27,600 new job ads were posted in Austin MSA in Jan 2022 (+4,853 from Jan 2021) Job openings are wide-ranging:  The region’s top hiring occupation families in January 2022 were in Management (3,939), Computer and Mathematical (3,565), Sales and Related (2,976), Office… ...

City of Austin Unemployment at a Glance, November 2021

This Just in: Austin city’s unemployment rate dropped again in November, and the ATX continues to boast one the lowest unemployment rates among the top 25 largest U.S. cities. Austin holds the No. 4 spot in the updated ranking. The city has been in the top five each month going back to January 2020. Based on the… ...

Job Postings Report, December 2021

Get a breakdown of Austin metro job postings for the month, including educational qualifications, top hiring employers and occupations, and more. Highlights: 24,436 new jobs were posted in the Austin MSA in December 2021 (+4,576 from December 2020)  Job openings are wide-ranging:  The region’s top hiring occupation families in December 2021 were in Management (3,357), Computer and Mathematical (2,808), Sales and Related (2,552), Office and Administrative Support (2,374)… ...

Job Postings Report, November 2021

Get a breakdown of Austin metro job postings for the month, including educational qualifications, top hiring employers and occupations, and more. Highlights: More jobs are available than a year ago:29,101 new job ads were posted in the Austin metro in November 2021, according to Burning Glass Labor Insight. That’s 7,280 more than in November 2020.Job openings are… ...

Labor Force Supply & Demand (October 2021)

Key takeaway: Austin area businesses are hiring, many opportunities are available, and workers in our area earn what they learn. However, residents motivated to take these higher-pay positions often lack the required skills. This analysis breaks down hiring demand versus the supply of unemployed workers by key industry in the Austin metro. Why it matters:… ...

City of Austin Unemployment at a Glance, October 2021

Just in: Austin city’s unemployment rate dropped again in October, and the ATX continues to boast one the lowest unemployment rates among the top 25 largest U.S. cities. Austin holds the No. 3 spot in the updated ranking. The city has been in the top five each month going back to January 2020. Based on… ...
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