Austin unemployment rate drops; region adds jobs

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  1. MadMo44Mag

    MadMo44Mag TGT Addict

    Jan 23, 2009
    Just wanted to pass along some good news instead of the DOOM & GLOOM
    that fills our news
    Austin unemployment rate drops; region adds jobs - Austin Business Journal:

    The Austin metro area added 4,900 jobs in April, helping bring the unemployment rate down from 6.2 percent in March to 5.8 percent last month.
    Austin had roughly 781,400 jobs in April, up from 776,500 in the prior month. That's also a 3,400-job increase from April 2008. The sector posting the biggest month-over-month gain was leisure and hospitality, which added 3,000 positions.
    Texas’ unemployment rate remained unchanged in April at 6.7 percent and continued to trend well below the national rate of 8.9 percent. The U.S. rate was 8.5 percent in March.

    Texas’ seasonally-adjusted nonagricultural employment fell by 39,500 jobs in April. Texas has recorded a net loss of 173,900 jobs in the past 12 months, compared with job losses of 5.2 million in the United States during the same period.

    “While the Texas unemployment rate remains substantially lower than the national rate, it is of real concern that Texans who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own are having a difficult time finding employment,” said Texas Workforce Commission Chairman Tom Pauken. “Continued unemployment claims remain much higher than a year ago.”

    The largest over-the-month drop occurred in professional and business services with a loss of 20,100 jobs in April, followed by trade, transportation and utilities with a loss of 15,400 jobs.
    Leisure and hospitality posted the largest industry gain in April with an additional 10,600 jobs. Education and health services added 4,500 jobs, representing an annual job growth rate of 4.5 percent.

  2. DCortez

    DCortez TGT Addict

    Jan 28, 2009
    Houston, Cy-Fair
    Just another reason to love Texas
  3. Texas42

    Texas42 TGT Addict

    Nov 21, 2008
    Businesses are gearing up for summer tourist time.

    I love Texas, and I love summer.
  4. dbgun

    dbgun TGT Addict

    Mar 17, 2008
    Houston, TX.
    Good for Austin!
  5. country_boy

    country_boy TGT Addict

    Feb 7, 2009
    Round Rock
    not trying to get off topic here but, the cabinet business is really picking up. Im backed logged for the next 5 months. What recession????
  6. MadMo44Mag

    MadMo44Mag TGT Addict

    Jan 23, 2009
    Dam C Boy that's great.
    Glad some one ain't starving.
    I'm in the auto field; 1st of the year took a 30% pay cut to keep my job.
    You got any idea how much that killed my new gun fund? ROFLMAO!!
    In stead of a new 1911 I'm gona settle for a Hi-Point 45 as a range gun for now.
    I can say this. Those of us that survive this Obamanomics will be much stronger when we come out the other side.
  7. razor

    razor Member

    Nov 5, 2008
    Yeah thats good guys ! I took a 60% pay cut and buisness is a mjor pain in my arse!!! But I have a job!!!!!!!!! Whooopppeeeeee....

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