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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. The size of the labor force in Hays County continues to grow, adding new employees to the talent pool daily. There are currently 8,661 people in the Buda labor force. Of those, 8,431 are employed which means Buda's unemployment rate is 2.61%. 

Labor Force, Employment, & Unemployment - 2016
 Labor Force EmployedUnemployedUnemployment Rate
Hays County    101,89898,4983,4003.3%
State of Texas 13,284,623 12,671,801 612,8224.6%
Austin MSA1,110,3711,074,34936,0223.2%
United States (1,000)   159,187151,436 7,7514.9%

 

Annual Average Unemployment Rate
 201620152014201320122010
Hays County3.3%3.4%4.3%5.3%5.8%6.7%
State of Texas4.6%4.5%5.1%6.2%6.7%7.8%
Austin MSA3.2%3.4%4.2%5.2%5.7%6.6%
United States4.9%5.3%6.2%7.4%8.1%8.9%

Information provided by theTexas Workforce Commission. Not Seasonally Adjusted.