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.

City of Austin Unemployment at a Glance, April 2021

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

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 ...
State of Child Care Services, March 2021

State of Child Care Services, March 2021

This report details closure rates among providers in Travis County, as well as ways Workforce Solutions Capital Area supported the families of Austin’s essential workers and our child care providers through quality initiative activities and additional CARES Act funding payments. Read more ...

Labor Market Information: March 2021

Below is a summary of job posting trends for Austin MSA for the full month of March 2021.   March 1 – March 31, 2021 Job Posting Trends 30,923 new job ads were posted in Austin MSA in March 2021 (+5,662 from March 2020) Job postings increased 8.7% the week ending on March 27th, 2021 when compared to ...

Labor Market Information: February 2021

Below is a summary of job posting trends for Austin MSA for the full month of February 2021. To dive deeper, see the full respective reports here.   February 1 – February 28, 2021 Job Posting Trends 20,623 new job ads were posted in Austin MSA in February 2021 (-4,828 from Feb. 2020) Job postings were -5.2 the ...
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Local Workforce Development Board Plan Program Years 2021 – 2025

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Local Workforce Development Board Plan Program Years 2021 – 2025

Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), local workforce development boards are required to develop a four-year strategic plan that identifies and describes policies, procedures, and local plans that align with the Texas Workforce Commission’s state plan. This is a compliance requirement under WIOA, and all Boards develop a plan in line with the ...

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 ...
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