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Dec 22, 2017
Texas’ Unemployment Rate Falls to New Record Low 3.8 percent
Nine of eleven major industries showed increased growth in November.
Nov 21, 2017
Per Capita Income in the Rural Capital Area Surpasses $42,000, Grows 16% in 5 Years
Fayette county has the highest per capita income at $48,200.
Nov 21, 2017
Unemployment Rate at 3.1% in the Rural Capital Area, a 16-year Low
Blanco County has the lowest unemployment rate at 2.6%.
Nov 13, 2017
Texas Workforce Commission Announces Texas Operation Welcome and We Hire Vets Web Portal
Site Features Services for Military Veterans and Their Spouses Seeking Employment; Recognizes Texas Employers Hiring Veterans
Oct 26, 2017
Hiring Red, White & You! Veterans Hiring Fair to Take Place November 9
Sixth annual statewide veterans hiring event to be held in 29 Texas cities
Sep 21, 2017
Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Bastrop County
Three State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will open Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017: two in Harris County in the cities of Humble and Houston, and one in Bastrop County in the city of Smithville.
Sep 21, 2017
Disaster Unemployment Assistance Deadline Extended for 39 Counties
Individuals from disaster-declared counties have until Oct. 31 to file
Sep 5, 2017
Disaster Unemployment Aid Available for Ten Additional Counties
The following counties are also included in the disaster declaration with applications deadlines:

• Aransas, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Harris, Jackson, Kleberg, Liberty, Matagorda, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria and Wharton Counties. Applications must be submitted by September 27, 2017 for these 18 counties.

• Colorado, Fayette, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Montgomery, Newton, Orange, Sabine, San Jacinto and Waller Counties. Applications must be submitted by September 29, 2017 for these 11 counties.
Aug 30, 2017
Hurricane Harvey - A Message From Commissioner Ruth R. Hughs
A Message From TWC Commissioner Representing Employers - Ruth R. Hughs
Aug 28, 2017
Hurricane Harvey Disaster Aid Available in 18 Texas Counties
For more information:  Individuals can apply for disaster unemployment benefits online through Unemployment Benefit Services or by calling a TWC Tele-Center Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 800-939-6631.
Aug 18, 2017
Texas Economy Adds 19,600 Jobs in July
Texas employers created 293,400 jobs over the past year and the dynamic Texas economy continues to provide competitive advantages to employers across the state.
Aug 8, 2017
Job openings surge to record high
U.S. employers posted a record number of open jobs in June, a sign that the solid hiring of recent months will likely continue.
Jul 21, 2017
Texas Economy Adds 40,200 Jobs in June
Texas employers added 319,300 jobs over the past year, with ten out of eleven industries adding jobs in the dynamic Texas economy.
Jul 14, 2017
Over $1 Million Awarded to Four New College Credit for Heroes Programs
The College Credit for Heroes program allows skilled veterans and service members who dedicate their lives to our freedom to receive maximum credit for their valuable military service in order to more quickly transition to a Texas career.
Jun 16, 2017
Texas Economy Adds 14,800 Jobs in May
Texas employers created 266,600 jobs over the past year and the Texas economy continues to provide competitive advantages to large and small business owners across the state.
May 19, 2017
Texas Economy Adds 30,400 Jobs in April
Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.0 percent.
May 15, 2017
Take Charge of Business at the Texas Business Conference in Lost Pines
The conference will provide valuable information for employers and business owners concerning the legal issues associated with operating a business in Texas.
Apr 21, 2017
Texas Economy Adds 9,500 Jobs in March
The Texas economy expanded in March with the addition of 9,500 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs.
Mar 24, 2017
Texas Economy Adds 6,700 Jobs in February
Mar 10, 2017
Texas Adds 51,300 Jobs in January
Mar 6, 2017
14th Annual San Marcos Job Fair to be Held on April 18th
Annually the Rotary Club of Greater San Marcos partners with Rural Capital Area Workforce Solutions, the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce, and the City of San Marcos. This job fair typically pulls in over 50 employers and draws over 500 prospective employees. It runs from 11am - 5pm and is held towards the end of April.
Jan 20, 2017
Texas Ends 2016 with 210,200 Jobs Added Over the Year
State unemployment rate remains at 4.6 percent in December