Category Archives: Austin

Austin Continues to Attract High-Tech

The Austin metro area economy is home to Texas state offices, the University of Texas main campus and to an increasing number of high-tech industries. Austin continues to attract off-state investors into the area because of the favorable business climate. … Continue reading

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Austin Home Prices Going Up and Google’s Coming to Town

The Austin area received mixed jobs news in the first half of 2013. Of the 100 most populous metropolitan areas in the nation, Houston, Dallas, and Austin are in the top 10 for highest year over year percent change in … Continue reading

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Vibrant Silicon Hills Spurs the Austin Economy

The Austin labor market closed out 2012 with an impressive five percent annualized gain in Q4, driven by a robust local tech sector. Unemployment averaged 5.2 percent for the quarter, 2.6 percentage points below the national rate during the same … Continue reading

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Tech Boom Amps Austin Economy

Austin’s labor market continued to expand through the third quarter of 2012, driven by a robust local tech sector. The unemployment rate in Austin averaged 5.9 percent in Q3, 2.2 percentage points below the national rate during the same period. … Continue reading

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High Tech Drives Austin

After trending around 7.0 percent annually from 2009-2011, the Austin unemployment rate fell to 5.9 percent as of June.  Austin’s June unemployment rate is 2.4 percentage points below the July national rate of 8.3 percent.  The region’s thriving tech sector … Continue reading

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Austin Expands Its Limits

After trending around 7.0 percent annually from 2009-2011, the Austin unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent in February 2012.  Austin’s February unemployment rate is 2.1 percentage points below the March national rate of 8.2 percent.  The drop in unemployment is … Continue reading

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Austin Growing, But Not Booming

Austin unemployment has, for the past several quarters, held onto either side of seven percent.  This is historically high for the region, but remains reasonably below the national unemployment rate of 8.5 percent as of December.  Austin payroll employment is … Continue reading

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