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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 EmployedUnemployedUnemployment Rate
Hays County    90,69685,963 4,7335.2%
State of Texas 12,819,871 12,007,330 812,5416.3%
Austin MSA1,005,337952,57052,7675.2%
United States (1,000)   155,389 143,929 11,4607.4%


Annual Average Unemployment Rate
Hays County5.2%5.7%6.7%6.9%6.5%4.4%
State of Texas6.3%6.8%7.9%8.2%7.5%4.9%
Austin MSA5.2%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
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities152,400
Professional & Business Services134,300
Leisure & Hospitality101,000
Education & Health Services100,700
Retail Trade92,800
Accomodation & Food Services90,600
Health Care & Social Assistance85,900
Local Government85,000
Food Services & Drinking Places79,200
Professional, Scientific & Technical Services73,900
State Government72,500
Admin Support, Waste Management & Remediation Services55,300
Financial Activities48,200
Wholesale Trade45,200
Mining, Logging & Construction45,100