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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.

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… ...

Job Postings Report, October 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: 35,260 new job ads were posted in the Austin metro in October 2021, according to Burning Glass Labor Insight. That’s 10,194 more than in October 2020. Job… ...

City of Austin Unemployment at a Glance, September 2021

Just in: Austin city’s unemployment rate dropped again in September, and the ATX continues to boast one the lowest unemployment rates among the top 25 largest U.S. cities. Austin holds the No. 2 spot in the updated ranking. The city has been in the top five each month going back to January 2020. Based on… ...

Capital Area Workforce Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (October 2021)

Key takeaway: People of color have been disproportionately impacted by unemployment, and was exacerbated by the pandemic. Key findings: In Texas, in the first quarter of 2021, while unemployment rate was at 6.9%, Black unemployment was at 11.2% and Hispanic at 8.0%. Meanwhile, White unemployment was 4.9%1In the Austin metro, in August 2021, when unemployment… ...

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… ...

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