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Labor Force

One of Buda's strongest assets is our workforce, representing an educated talent pool. Over 30% of the population of the City of Buda has a Bachelor's degree or higher, with over 90% of the population being a high school graduate. Buda is served by numerous universities, community colleges, and technical schools.

Labor Force, Employment, & Unemployment - 2013  
  Labor Force  Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
Hays County     90,696 85,963  4,733 5.2%
State of Texas  12,819,871  12,007,330  812,541 6.3%
Austin MSA 1,005,337 952,570 52,767 5.2%
United States (1,000)    155,389  143,929  11,460 7.4%

 

Annual Average Unemployment Rate
  2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Hays County 5.2% 5.7% 6.7% 6.9% 6.5% 4.4%
State of Texas 6.3% 6.8% 7.9% 8.2% 7.5% 4.9%
Austin MSA 5.2% 5.8% 6.8% 7.1% 6.9% 4.4%
United States (1,000) 7.4%  8.1% 8.9% 9.6% 9.3% 5.8%

Information provided by theTexas Workforce Commission. Not Seasonally Adjusted.

Employment By Industry - 2013 - Austin MSA
  Number of Jobs
Government 169,200
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities 152,400
Professional & Business Services 134,300
Leisure & Hospitality 101,000
Education & Health Services 100,700
Retail Trade 92,800
Accomodation & Food Services 90,600
Health Care & Social Assistance 85,900
Local Government 85,000
Food Services & Drinking Places 79,200
Professional, Scientific & Technical Services 73,900
State Government 72,500
Admin Support, Waste Management & Remediation Services 55,300
Manufacturing 52,200
Financial Activities 48,200
Wholesale Trade 45,200
Mining, Logging & Construction 45,100