Statesman.com reports. The increase was still smaller than what it usually is for June, as well.
main reason the number of jobless workers in the area increased over
ten percent in June was because of a growing workforce due to Austin's
increasing population as well as students and other people re-entering
the job market in June. This is something that happens almost every
Austin did gain over 3,000 employed workers in June and if
the unemployment rate is adjusted for the seasonal factors, the
unemployment rate is really down slightly, to 6 percent, a .1 percent
decrease from May. Austin employers created 4,900 new jobs in June, an
increase of around .6 percent from May and an increase of over 3 percent
from a year ago.
Statewide, the unemployment rate was 7.0
percent in June and the nationwide rate was 8.2 percent. So overall,
Texas continues to outpace the nation in jobs.
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