Another month, another report of solid, broad-based job growth in Central Texas.
Steady hiring across most industries produced a net total of 4,200 new jobs in the Austin metro area during April, helping drop the local unemployment rate to 5.1 percent from 5.3 percent in March, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.
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