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Metro Houston created 86,200 jobs, a 2.8 percent increase, in the 12 months ending April ’19, according to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). Employment now stands at 3,151,300, the highest point on record.
Of note from today’s report:
Houston's unemployment rate was 3.2 percent in April, the second lowest on record, the lowest being 3.1 percent in April ’81. Houston’s unemployment rate is below that of the nation (3.3 percent but above that of Texas (3.0 percent). The rates are not seasonally adjusted.
Patrick Jankowski, CERP
Senior Vice President, Research
Melissa Verhoef, PhD
Metro Houston created 86,200 jobs since April '18