Job Opportunity City of The Week: Houston, TX

Job Opportunity City of The Week: Houston, TX

Houston Area Employment — October 2013, Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics Report

“Total nonfarm employment in the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown Metropolitan Statistical Area stood at 2,812,500 in October 2013, up 79,600 from one year earlier, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. From October 2012 to October 2013, local nonfarm employment rose 2.9 percent, above the national increase of 1.7 percent. Regional Commissioner Stanley W. Suchman noted that among the 12 largest metropolitan areas in the country, Houston ranked second in the rate of job growth. (See chart 1 and table 1; Technical Note at end of release contains metropolitan area definitions. All data in this release are not seasonally adjusted; accordingly, over-the-year analysis is used throughout.)”

Houston Non Farm Employment


Supersector Employment Houston


Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX

Data Series Oct
Civilian Labor Force 
3,102.5 3,127.7  3,131.6
Employment 2,920.5 2,951.0  2,960.5
Unemployment 182.0 176.7  171.1
Unemployment Rate 
5.9 5.6  5.5

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