Houston Adds Most Jobs in U.S. Since 2007

November 1, 2011

The Houston region has added the most jobs out of all U.S. major metropolitan markets since the recession took hold in 2007.
The Houston area had 43,400 more nonfarm jobs in September of this year than in September of 2007, according to an analysis of the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data by The Business Journals’ On Numbers, a division of American City Business Journals.
Other Texas markets also fared well in the rankings: Austin added 23,100 jobs, San Antonio added 12,100 jobs, McAllen-Edinburg added 11,200 jobs, and El Paso added 7,300 jobs since 2007.
Outside of Texas, almost all of the nation’s markets have fewer jobs than in 2007. Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City lost the most jobs in the country; all have lost more than 250,000 nonfarm jobs.
Houston Business Journal

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