Williamson County sees one of the largest year-over-year employment increases in the U.S.

The Williamson County seat is located in Georgetown at 710 S. Main St. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Williamson County seat is located in Georgetown at 710 S. Main St. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Williamson County seat is located in Georgetown at 710 S. Main St. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Williamson County had one of the highest employment increases in the country, according to a Nov. 29 Bureau of Labor Statistics report.

Between June 2018 and June 2019, Williamson County saw a 3.9% growth in jobs, tying for second with Richmond County, New York, and Utah County, Utah, the report said. Adams County, Colorado, ranked first with a gain of 5.3%, it said.


"With 300,953 people employed in the county, and the local economy continuing to strengthen, it's no surprise that [Williamson County], and the entire nine-county Rural Capital Area, continues to be the best place in the country to live, work and do business," said Brian Hernandez,
communications director for Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area, in a release.

Williamson County had an unemployment rate of 2.7% in October, down from 2.8% in September and 2.9% in August, according to Texas Labor Market Information.

The report looked at the 355 largest counties in the United States. Of those, 279 saw an increase in employment.
By Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.


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