Beverly Kerr with the chamber combines local and national labor numbers to show how Austin’s job market is performing compared to the top 50 metros. Austin is one of three metros with year-over-year positive job growth. We ranked third in the nation with a positive job growth of 800 jobs. Austin is still behind 20,200 jobs from our peak job month (November 2008). The Year-Over-Year chart below shows how job losses in both Austin and Texas bottomed out the middle of last year and have been steadily improving since then.