Austin one of the top markets for long-term job growth

By: Sarah Drake

Austin is one of three markets defying the odds at a time when most metropolitan areas are struggling to sustain economic momentum.

The Capitol City, McAllen-Edinburg and San Antonio are the only three areas to post private-sector employment gains in 84 of the past 100 months, an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics U.S. Bureau of Labor StatisticsLatest from The Business JournalsNorth Dakota jobs almost untouched by recession; See where New Mexico ranksFollow this company shows.

On Numbers analyzed annual growth rates posted for each month between January 2004 and April 2012 to study the private sector’s performance in 100 markets.

Austin posted gains of more than 1 percent in 80 of 100 months, and was No. 2 with 71 increases of more than 2 percent.

Dayton, Ohio ranked last with increased employment in just 21 months since the beginning of 2004.

About melissagriggswebb

My professional career has always had a focus on sales and marketing including a diverse mix of technology and media sales as well as fund raising and event planning experience. My passion for residential real estate and design led me back to Texas almost a decade ago at which time I acquired my real estate license. I escalated my real estate career when I partnered in a business with my husband, Robert, in which we renovate homes in the Central Austin area. We have a daughter who is the joy of our lives and keeps us on the go and on our toes! Besides my family, my interests include art, design, jogging and music. I am a member of the Austin Board of REALTORS®, the Texas Association of REALTORS®, the National Association of REALTORS® and Member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate. My enthusiasm for the highly desired Austin lifestyle, in addition to my extensive knowledge, resourcefulness and professionalism, make me the one to call for properties in Austin.
This entry was posted in Austin's go to Real Estate Blog. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s