Latest Unemployment Numbers for Austin, plus evil spirits have been expelled

Posted on Sep 11, 2009 in economy, employment | One Comment

We’re at 7.3%, as of July 2009, up from 7.1%. The US national average is 9.7%., same as last month. How’s my family faring? Well, my husband is still unemployed (laid off in April) but is starting his own company now. So contact me if you’re looking for an architect. I know a good one. […]

Latest Unemployment Numbers for Austin – July 2009 report

Posted on Aug 2, 2009 in economy, employment | No Comments

June 2009 unemployment numbers for Austin are 7.1%, up from 6.2% in May. Texas’ unemployment rate is 7.5%, compared to the national rate of 9.5%. Let’s keep the gloominess at bay, shall we? A little classic by the Yip Yip aliens: Yip Yip! Radio!

Texas – now a green state

Posted on Jun 18, 2009 in economy, employment | 4 Comments

An article in the Sacramento Bee has an illustration of when US metro job markets are expected to recover to their pre-recession employment levels. From the looks of it, Texas is faring the best. We’re expected to get back to normal by the end of 2009 or within 2010. Edited to add: I specifically looked […]

Austin Unemployment Rate Down – April 2009

Posted on May 25, 2009 in economy, employment | No Comments

New numbers are out and Austin’s unemployment rate has dropped a little. The Texas Workforce Commission is reporting our April 2009 rate at 5.8%, down from 6.2% in March. According to TWC Chairman Tom Pauken: “Professional and Business Services lost 20,100 jobs in April [for the entire state of Texas], followed by Trade, Transportation and […]

Austin with 1% growth of jobs= Best City for Job Seekers. Plus Chicken and Waffles.

Posted on Apr 22, 2009 in employment, Food | 2 Comments

Austin is just barely showing positive job growth right now, but shoot! It’s enough to rank us as the Best City for Job Seekers, according to Forbes (via Yahoo). I think they factored in that you can search for a job on your wireless laptop computer while catching some sun at Barton Springs. Try doing […]