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Recent News

Rural Capital Area Adds 3,925 Jobs in September, Unemployment Rate Drops to 2.8%

Oct 18, 2019

The economy of the Rural Capital Area of Central Texas saw positive employment growth in September 2019, with 3,925 jobs added, according to figures released today by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The unadjusted unemployment rate in the nine-county workforce development area dropped from 2.9 percent in August, down to 2.8 percent in September. The 2.8 percent unemployment rate represented 15,141 residents seeking employment. The region’s unemployment rate remained below the Texas and national rates, which both came in at 3.3 percent*.

In Celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area to Hold Weekly Seminars for Employers at Round Rock Career Center

Sep 24, 2019

Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VR) and Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area (WSRCA) are celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) this October by holding free weekly seminars for employers at the Workforce Solutions of Williamson County career center in Round Rock. The NDEAM seminars will be held on Mondays throughout October from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., to help employers explore opportunities to hire, retain and promote people with disabilities.

Rural Capital Area Unemployment Rate Drops to 2.9% in August

Sep 20, 2019

The unemployment rate in the Rural Capital Area of Central Texas saw improvement in August. According to figures released by the Texas Workforce Commission, the unadjusted unemployment rate in August for the nine-county workforce development area was 2.9 percent, down from 3.0 percent in July, and below the 3.2 percent experienced a year earlier in August 2018.

Rural Capital Area Unemployment Inches Higher in July

Aug 16, 2019

The unemployment rate in the Rural Capital Area of Central Texas was slightly higher in July compared to the month prior. According to figures released today by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), the unemployment rate in July for the nine-county workforce development area was 3.0 percent*, up from 2.9 percent in June, but below 3.3 percent in July 2018. The 3.0 percent unemployment rate represented 16,580 residents seeking employment. The region’s unemployment rate remained below both the Texas (3.7 percent)* and national (4.0 percent)* rates, which both saw increases in July.

Rural Capital Area Unemployment Ticks Up to 2.9% in June

Jul 19, 2019

The unemployment rate in the Rural Capital Area of Texas ticked up slightly in June compared to the month prior, though there was still a favorable drop compared to the rate last year. According to figures released today by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), the unemployment rate for the nine-county workforce development area was 2.9 percent*, up from 2.4 percent in May, but below 3.4 percent in June 2018. The 2.9 percent unemployment rate represented 15,839 residents seeking employment. The region’s unemployment rate remained below both the Texas (3.6 percent)* and national (3.8 percent)* rates, which both saw increases in June.