AUSTIN - Austin’s metro jobless rate dropped to 3.0 percent in April, down from 3.3 percent in March, the area’s lowest rate since January 2001, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Texas held steady at 4.2 percent in April, the national rate dropped to 5.4 percent from 5.5 percent in April 2015.
All told, local employers added about 9,500 jobs during April, roughly double the average job-creation rate for the month since 2000, according to commission data.
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