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Rural Capital Area Unemployment Falls to 2.4% in April

May 17, 2019

The economy of the Rural Capital Area of Texas experienced another month of positive employment growth in April 2019, with 1,776 jobs added, according to figures released today by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The unemployment rate in the nine-county workforce development area dropped from 2.9 percent in March, down to 2.4 percent in April. The 2.4 percent unemployment rate represented 13,051 residents seeking employment. The region’s unemployment rate remained below both the Texas (3.0 percent)* and national (3.3 percent)* rates.

Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area and Marble Falls, Burnet, and Llano Economic Development Corporations Partner to Target High Demand Job Training with a $52,500 Grant

May 09, 2019

Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area has been granted a $52,500 High Demand Job Training grant to match the $56,900 in funds provided by the Marble Falls, Burnet, and Llano Economic Development Corporations. This partnership will facilitate and support the training of licensed plumbers and electricians in the construction trades, certified medical assistants in the healthcare industry, as well as bookkeeping, accounting and audit clerks throughout Burnet and Llano counties. Central Texas College will host the courses with all books, tuition, workshop equipment and supplies, and facility rental paid by the grant.

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Rural Capital Area Adds 1,095 Jobs in March; Unemployment Drops to 2.9%

Apr 19, 2019

The economy of the Rural Capital Area of Texas saw positive employment growth in March 2019, with 1,095 jobs added, according to figures released today by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The unemployment rate in the nine-county workforce development area dropped from 3.2 percent in February, down to 2.9 percent in March. The 2.9 percent unemployment rate represented 15,698 residents seeking employment. The region’s unemployment rate remained below both the Texas (3.5 percent)* and national (3.9 percent)* rates.

Rural Capital Area Adds 6,418 Jobs in February

Mar 22, 2019

The economy of the Rural Capital Area of Texas saw positive employment growth in February 2019, with 6,418 jobs added, according to figures released today by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The unemployment rate in the nine-county workforce development area dropped from 3.5 percent in January, down to 3.2 percent in February. The 3.2 percent unemployment rate represented 17,275 residents seeking employment. The region’s unemployment rate remained below both the Texas (3.9 percent)* and national (4.1 percent)* rates.

Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area Relaunches Website to Enhance Usability, Accessibility, Resources for Customers

Mar 21, 2019

Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area (WSRCA), the non-profit community partnership providing no cost recruitment and employment services to businesses, employers, and job seekers in the Rural Capital Area of Texas, is pleased to announce the relaunch of its website, workforcesolutionsrca.com. The updated site is designed to provide a more user-friendly, mobile-focused experience for audiences, allowing visitors to experience a wide variety of accessible resources in English and Spanish, aimed at enhancing their workforce opportunities.

Rural Capital Area Unemployment Ticks Up in January

Mar 13, 2019

Figures released by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) show the unemployment rate in the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)* was 3.3 percent in January 2019, up from 2.7 percent in December. The 3.3 percent unemployment rate represented 40,161 residents seeking employment. The region’s unemployment rate remained nearly one point below both the Texas (4.2 percent)** and national (4.4 percent)** rates.