Austin, Texas the Leader in Adding Jobs…

Austin, Texas continues to lead the country in adding jobs to their economy.  This is a testament to the efforts made locally to diversify the economy after tough economic times in the 80’s when the entire state’s economy was dependent upon the oil industry.  Austin knows jobs!

AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF
Thursday, June 04, 2009

ECONOMY
Once again, Austin leads U.S. in big-city job growth, City alone among 38 largest job markets in growing for 3rd straight month

The Austin area had the nation’s strongest job market among big cities last month, according to data released Wednesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Click for More.

CBS 42 Reporter:Ryan Loyd
Last Update: 6/03 11:02 pm

JOB GROWTH IN AUSTIN LEADS NATION AS INDUSTRIES THRIVE IN THE CAPITAL CITY

The Austin job market is getting some good news, with nearly 5,000 jobs added in the Capital City in April. For new Austin resident, Esther Newell, a job was essential to her success. “It’s a growing city, just look around,” she said. Click for More.

Austin Business Journal
Wednesday, June 3, 2009, 2:06pm CDT

AUSTIN ONLY M AJOR CITY TO ADD JOBS IN LAST YEAR

Metro Austin continues to lead the nation in job performance.
The region added about 3,400 jobs between April 2008 and April 2009, making it the only one of the nation’s 38 largest cities to post a job gain, new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows. This is the third consecutive month that Austin has outperformed all of the other U.S. cities with labor forces of 750,000 or more. The unemployment rate for April stood at 5.8 percent. Click here for more.

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