Houston Jobs Report for February 2018

By Paul Love March 29, 2018 at 7:08pm

Review the latest Houston-area jobs data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Employment growth in Houston

In February, the Houston area added 10,800 jobs (seasonally adjusted). Overall employment increased by 2.2 percent (non-seasonally adjusted) for the area from January 2017 to January 2018. Houston’s year-over-year job growth during this period exceeded the national average.

Unemployment rate in Houston

In February 2018, the Houston area had an unemployment rate of 4.7 percent (non-seasonally adjusted). Year-over-year, the area’s unemployment rate declined by 0.9 percentage points (non-seasonally adjusted).

Texas had an unemployment rate of 4.0 percent (seasonally adjusted) in February. The national unemployment rate was 4.1 percent (seasonally adjusted).

Wages and salaries in Houston

Houston-area wages and salaries increased by 2.0 percent for the 12-month period ending December 2017. This is below the national average, which saw a 2.8 percent increase for the same period.

Job openings in Houston

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Job candidates in Houston

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