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Metro Houston created 34,200 jobs in March, according to data released today by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). That’s well above the 20-year average of 13,100 jobs for the month. TWC also revised February’s job gains upward, from 6,900 to 12,700.
The original estimate was understated due to collection problems associated with the mid-February freeze.
As of March, Houston has recovered 168,400 jobs (46.6 percent) of the 361,100 jobs lost last March and April. Given momentum building in the U.S. economy, Houston should experience healthy job growth through the remainder of the year.
Patrick Jankowski, CERP
Senior Vice President, Research
Metro Houston created 34,200 jobs in March
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