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Bastrop, Texas, is part of the Austin Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The following data is based on the Austin MSA.

  Labor Force, Employment & Unemployment - 2015
  Labor force Employed Unemployed Unemp. rate
Austin MSA 1,069,692 1,033,644 36,048 3.4%
Bastrop County 37,333 35,884 1,449 3.9%
Caldwell County 17,555 16,799 756 4.3%
Hays County 96,005 92,695 3,310 3.4%
Travis County 658,166 636,636 21,530 3.3%
Williamson County 260,633 251,630 9,003 3.5%
Texas 4.5%
United States 5.3%

 

Unemployment Rate
  Austin MSA Texas United States
2010 7.0% 8.1% 9.6%
2011 6.6% 7.8% 8.9%
2012 5.7% 6.7% 8.1%
2013 5.1% 6.2% 7.4%
2014 4.2% 5.1% 6.2%
2015 3.4% 4.5% 5.3%

 

Employment by Industry - Austin MSA
  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total non-farm 806,300 838,600 878,100 917,500 959,300
Construction, natural resources & mining 40,000 42,700 46,000 50,700 55,600
Manufacturing 55,100 56,600 57,200 57,700 57,600
Wholesale trade 39,900 41,800 43,700 45,300 48,600
Retail trade 85,900 89,300 93,800 97,600 100,200
Transportation, warehousing & utilities 13,600 14,100 14,800 15,600 16,100
Information 21,000 22,700 23,900 25,200 26,900
Financial activities 44,800 47,000 49,300 51,900 53,700
Professional & business services 121,400 129,600 139,300 150,400 161,300
Educational & Health Services 92,900 98,100 102,500 106,400 111,500
Leisure & hospitality 90,200 94,300 100,600 107,100 115,300
Other services 33,800 35,800 37,900 39,600 40,700
Government 167,900 166,800 169,000 170,000 171,800

 

Employment by Occupation - Austin MSA, 2014
Occupation Employed Percent Distribution
  Austin MSA U.S. Austin MSA U.S.
Total, all occupations 999,617 148,019,908  
Management, business & financial occupations 176,522 21,946,506 17.7% 14.8%
Computer, engineering & science 91,718 8,073,244 9.2% 5.5%
Education, legal, community service, arts & media  124,380 15,971,308 12.4% 10.8%
Healthcare practitioners & technical 48,118 8,631,434 4.8% 5.8%
Service Occupations 160,682 26,950,798 16.1% 18.2%
Sales & related  115,523 15,864,596 11.6% 10.7%
Office & administrative support 124,980 19,233,518 12.5% 13.0%
Farming, fishing, & forestry  1,376 1,102,758 0.1% 0.7%
Construction & extraction 54,973 7,470,757 5.5% 5.0%
Installation, maintenance & repair 24,651 4,618,023 2.5% 3.1%
Production 35,408 8,824,465 3.5% 6.0%
Transportation & material moving 41,286 9,332,501 4.1% 6.3%
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, American Community Survey, www.census.gov/acs/www/.

 

Average Annual Salary & Hourly Wage by County Private Industry 2012
  Annual Hourly
 Austin MSA $53,257 $25.6
 Bastrop Co. $31,892 $15.33
 Caldwell Co. $33,539 $16.12
 Hays Co. $32,116 $15.44
 Travis Co. $55,878 $26.86
 Williamson Co. $52,816 $25.39
 Texas $51,604 $24.81
Source:  Texas Workforce Commission, Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages, www.tracer2.com.