The report, released on Friday, Oct. 20, listed Nashville as the fastest growing major metro. Dallas and Fort Worth came in second and third place respectively.
The fastest growing industry in the Austin metro area is construction and natural resources, which saw a 6.2 percent increase in jobs over the past 12 months.
Education and health services added the most jobs of any industry—6,600—at a growth rate of 5.6 percent.
For the sixth month in a row, manufacturing jobs outpaced private industry growth at a growth rate of 4.1 percent.
Austin's unemployment rate, at 2.7 percent, is the lowest its been since December 2000.
In September, the national unemployment rate was 4.2 percent, according to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Texas' unemployment rate, at 4.0 percent, is in the middle range nationally.