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Houston Posts Strongest Job Growth in 3 Years
August 21st, 2018
By A.J. Mistretta

Anyone needing more proof that Houston’s economy is on the right track need only look to the most recent jobs report which included the best 12-month run in more than three years.

The metro Houston region created 101,800 new jobs in the 12-month period that ended July 31. That’s up 3.4 percent from the previous period and the strongest pace since February 2015, according to figures published by the Greater Houston Partnership research team.

The construction sector has added 25,500 jobs over the past 12 months, an 11.9 percent increase, due in large part to Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts. Meanwhile, professional, scientific, and tech services added 17,600 jobs, an 8 percent increase. That sector, which includes law, accounting, engineering, computer systems, and business services, is benefitting from the overall pick up in business activity.

To see what other industries are seeing significant increases and declines in employment, click here for the report from the Partnership Research team.

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