Wondering what the job market is like in Austin, TX?
Austin consistently shows up as a top place to find a job. According to the Austin Chamber of Commerce, it’s because we have a diverse employment opportunities that help us weather financial storms. Major sectors include technology, health care, business sectors, education, government and entertainment.
Even when there’s an economic downturn, we tend to do better than other parts of the country. As I update this page, Austin has an unemployment rate of 5.1 while the US average is 6.5 (Feb 2021).
Tech companies that have set up shop in town include Apple, Dell, IBM and Freescale Semiconductor, 3M Company, Apple Inc., Hewlett-Packard, AMD, Applied Materials, Cirrus Logic, Cisco, eBay/PayPal, Google, Hoover’s, Inc., Intel, National Instruments, Samsung, Silicon Laboratories, Sun Microsystems and United Devices.
Other major employers in town include the State of Texas, The University of Texas, the Seton Healthcare Network.