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An Estimated


    of Travis County residents were UNEMPLOYED

Data Sources:  Bureau of Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics

Data Sources:  Economic Modeling Specialist International (EMSI) and Austin Community College (ACC)

Data Sources:
Economic Modeling Specialist International (EMSI) and Austin Community College (ACC)


  • Workforce Solutions Capital Area, the local authority for workforce in Travis County, is leading a new effort to develop the community’s first ever master plan for workforce development, at the request of Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt and Austin Mayor Steve Adler. The goal of the effort is to develop a strategic master plan to help low-income workers gain the skills needed for high-demand, high-paying jobs in healthcare, skilled trades, and IT, and better meet the needs of area employers.
  • An estimated 10% of Travis County youth between the ages of 16 and 24 are not in school and not working. The Austin Opportunity Youth Collaborative is a local effort focused on young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who are not working or enrolled in school. Workforce Solutions Capital Area serves as the backbone organization for this collaborative effort.
  • The Austin Two Generation Advisory Council, co-facilitated by United Way for Greater Austin and the Ray Marshall Center, includes partners from across the community who connect high quality early childhood education with training opportunities for low-income parents. The Committee helped launch a pilot program with AISD at the Uphaus Early Childhood Center, and crafted a two-generation vision for Austin.