The growing number of health care jobs in Central Texas helped nudge February’s jobless rate lower, according to a report released by the Texas Workforce Commission.
Unemployment in Austin dropped 5.4 percent in February, which is down from 5.8 percent in January. The number of employed workers increased since this time last year, and the number of unemployed dropped significantly when compared to last year.
The Austin economy also added 10,000 jobs in February, which was an increase of 1.2 percent compared to the prior month. The Central Texas jobless rate remains well below state and national levels. Statewide, Texas employers added over 80,000 jobs in February.
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