Are there “Recession-Proof” Jobs in Austin?
In May of last year, Austin made it to third place on the Forbes.com list of Recession-Proof Cities in the United States. Today, the economic outlook in the city is not as rosy anymore. The unemployment rate has grown to over 5%, and layoffs in the technology and construction industries have been increasing exponentially over the past few months. But some industries, such as nursing, are hiring.