The final three months of 2013 is looking good for the Austin area in terms of jobs, according to a recent report. The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey pegs the Austin metropolitan area of having the fifth-best hiring pace in the U.S. during the fourth quarter.
Job prospects in Austin appear best in construction, wholesale and retail [...]
Source: The Daily Beast
Austin was recently ranked at the top of the list of America’s hotspots - based on economic indicators, quality-of-life factors and demographic trends.
According to the Daily Beast, “Hot” cities, which they call aspirational cities, are most likely Southern, culturally vibrant, modest sized, long on jobs, and short on traffic.
Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Council For Community and Economic Research, personal-finance website NerdWallet ranked 26 U.S. cities based on four factors (population growth, income, unemployment rate and cost-of-living) and placed Austin at the top of its list of 10 Best Cities to Find a Job in 2013.
According to NerdWallet, Austin [...]
The Austin area has gained nearly 150,000 residents since 2010, ranking the Capital City the 33rd largest metropolitan area in the United States, according to numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Business Journals’ On Numbers. The latest population tallies show just over 1.8 million persons living in the Austin area.
Click to read entire [...]
Citing the booming technology sector and other company expansions includng Apple Inc., Seton HealthCare Family and General Motors Co., local economist Angelos Angelou revised the number of jobs he projects the Austin area will see by the end of the year — from 19,000 to 25,000.
Click to read entire article: Local economist ups Austin jobs projection [...]
Census data is important but rarely exciting; however, the most recent Census Bureau report of Fastest-Growing Large Cities Since the 2010 Census revealed that Austin has moved from 14th to 13th in total population overtaking San Francisco.
According to the report, Texas had eight of the 15 most rapidly growing large cities (100,000+) between April 1, 2010 and July 1, 2011. [...]
Single-family home sales are up and inventory is down, prompting optimism among Austin real estate experts.
According to the Austin Board of Realtors’ data released by the Austin Business Journal, single-family home sales totaled 1,949 in April 2012 which is up 16% compared to the same month last year. The median price of $212,000 is 9% [...]
The Austin-area unemployment rate dropped to 5.5% in April – down from 6% in March, according to Workforce Solutions Capital Area Workforce Board. The unemployment rate is the lowest it has been in more than three years. Austin added 6,300 jobs in April pushing the 12-month gain to 19,700.
For more information, click to read Austin jobless [...]
The Austin area has been ranked No. 4 on the Milken Institute’s annual Best Performing Cities Index. The Capital City fell two spots from last year when it took second place. The 2011 index takes into account jobs, wages and technology performance among 200 large metros….
What cities are best positioned to grow and prosper in the coming decade?…
…Many of our top performers are not surprising. No. 1 Austin, Texas, and No. 2 Raleigh, N.C., have it all demographically: high rates of immigration and migration of educated workers and healthy increases in population and number of children. They are also economic [...]