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Recent News

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.

Rural Capital Area Unemployment Steady at 2.4% in May

Jun 21, 2019

The unemployment rate in the Rural Capital Area of Texas remained steady at 2.4 percent in May, the same low rate recorded in April, with 892 jobs added, according to figures released today by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The 2.4 percent unemployment rate for the nine-county workforce development area, represented 12,867 residents seeking employment. The region’s unemployment rate remained below both the Texas (2.9 percent)* and national (3.4 percent)* rates.

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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