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Help wanted: Austin's tighter than average job marketHelp wanted: Austin's tighter than average job markethttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=199762018-05-08T05:00:00Z2018-05-08T22:55:00Z

​​AUSTIN – It’s no secret the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Area’s job market is booming.

However, with a near record-low unemployment rate, employers are having a difficult time finding the necessary skills in the local workforce to fill the thousands of job openings.

Employers in two of the region’s largest industries face tighter than average talent pools: healthcare having 1.8 candidates per job opening, compared to the national average of 5, and the tech sector having 5.7 candidates per job opening, compared to the national average of 6.4.​

Employment in Austin graphic by Community Impact Newspaper

Community Impact Newspaper
Austin-Round Rock
Employment
Community Impact Central Austin

​Check out the full story in the​ Central Austin Edition, Vol. 10, Iss. 6, on page 24.​​​

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