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Housing Explosion in Houston TX Market

If you are wondering why the Houston Real estate market is booming, you need not look past the fact that we have JOBS...

The Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown Metro Area added 91,600 net new jobs, a 3.4 percent increase in the 12 months ending May ’13, according to data released today by the Texas Workforce Commission. Dallas-Fort Worth led the state in job growth, adding 107,800, a 3.6 percent increase, and Austin netted the third largest gain, adding 31,400, a 3.8 percent increase over the same period.

 

 

CHANGE IN PAYROLL EMPLOYMENT

Texas Metro Areas, May ’12 – May ’13

   

Metro Area

Jobs Added

% Change

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

107,800

3.6

Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown

91,600

3.4

Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos

31,400

3.8

San Antonio-New Braunfels

12,500

1.4

Corpus Christi

5,600

3.0

Midland

4,500

5.6

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission

3,700

1.6

Odessa

3,600

5.0

El Paso

3,000

1.1

Waco

3,000

2.8

Laredo

2,800

3.0

Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood

2,400

1.9

Lubbock

2,100

1.6

College Station-Bryan

1,900

2.0

Longview

1,400

1.4

San Angelo

1,400

3.0

Abilene

1,200

1.8

Amarillo

1,200

1.1

Brownsville-Harlingen

1,100

0.8

Victoria

1,100

2.1

Tyler

400

0.4

Sherman-Denison

200

0.5

Wichita Falls

-100

-0.2

Texarkana

-400

-0.7

Beaumont-Port Arthur

-1,200

-0.7

Source: Texas Workforce Commission

   

 

The slip in Houston’s employment growth rate is not unexpected nor is it something to fret over. Employment in Houston has grown between 3.8 and 4.5 percent (annual rate) since May ’12, a pace clearly not sustainable. Over the past ten years, employment growth in Houston averaged 2.0 percent. Woods & Poole forecasts employment to grow 2.1 percent through ’20. Economist Ray Perryman forecasts employment to grow 2.4 annually through ’17. The Partnership’s forecast issued in December called for growth of 2.8 percent this year. Employment growth should settle at or above 2.0 percent in the not too distant future.

 

Given that, the fact remains that since the bottom of the recession the metro area has added 304,900 net new jobs, or an increase of 12.3 percent in total employment in the region. Only the New York metro area, with three times Houston’s population, has added more jobs since the recession’s end. Employment is higher now than at any point in Houston’s history.

 

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