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Metro Houston created 72,600 jobs, a 2.4 percent increase, in the 12 months ending February ’19, according to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). That compares with 56,400 jobs created in the 12 months ending February ’18, a 1.9 percent increase.
Highlights from today’s report:
Houston's unemployment rate was 4.2 percent in February, 4.5 percent in January, and 4.7 percent in February ’18. The rate peaked at 5.8 percent in January ’17 and has trended down since.
Patrick Jankowski, CERP
Senior Vice President, Research
Melissa Verhoef, PhD
Metro Houston created 72,600 jobs since February '18