Unemployment Rate in Austin Dips
According to the Texas Workforce Commission, the unemployment rate in Austin took a slight dip for April 2013. Previously the jobless rate was 5.3%, and fell to 5.1% last month. In April 2012, the rate was 5.6%.
Austin ranks below the national average for joblessness at 7.1%. Texas employers have added over 33,000 jobs in April and also over 326,000 jobs from the year before. According to TWC, the Lone Star State had experienced a growth rate of 3% from 2012 to 2013.