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Austin metro sees one of the highest employment increases in U.S. over the past year

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The Austin-Round Rock metro area saw the third-largest employment increase in the U.S. over the past year.

A report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that nonfarm employment in the Austin metro rose 8.5% from March 2021 to March this year, trailing just behind Orlando, Florida at 8.6%.

The metro area that raked in the highest increase was Las Vegas, Nevada with a 12% jump.

The bureau’s report looked at large metro areas that had a population of 1 million or more in 2010.

The Austin metro was a standout among the other metro areas when it comes to the change over a 5 and 10-year period, which increased by 19% and nearly 47%, respectively.


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Valencia Hotel Group Presents Live Music & Longnecks - All Summer Long

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Live music and beer? Say no more. With a location in Austin, and others throughout Texas, the court hotels by the Valencia Hotel Group have a new offering for weekend stays: Live Music & Longnecks.

Enjoy live music all weekend long and check out the hotels’ state-of-the-art amenities between sets. Make a splash in the pool, enjoy outdoor fire pits, or challenge your friends in a yard game while enjoying a weekend full of live music! Did we mention the package includes deluxe accommodations and a bucket of beer? Oh, and if you needed more convincing, this pet-friendly hotel means the whole family can join in on the fun.

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