What kind of jobs are there in Austin, TX?
The unemployment rate in Austin and the surrounding area is lower than the national average, and the average income is slightly above the national average as well.
Many Austinites are government employees working for the many state agencies that are headquartered in town. Meanwhile, Central Texas has become known as a hub for technology. Nicknamed "Silicon Hills" in the 1990s, Austin is among the top areas for venture capital investment in the country. Google recently expanded its downtown Austin office after being in the city for more than a decade. Another major employment source is the University of Texas, one of the largest public universities in the U.S., with more than 24,000 faculty and staff members.
Job Market Index
Index Score: 7.5 /10
Austin has a healthier job market than similarly sized metro areas.
Average Annual Salary
Unemployment Rate 2019
1.0% lower than national average