Houston Economic Update – January 2018

http://www.houston.org/pdf/research/quickview/Economy_at_a_Glance.pdf

JOB GROWTH TO PICK UP IN ’18
The Partnership’s employment forecast for this year calls
for the region to create approximately 45,500 jobs. Growth
will be driven primarily by the strength of the U.S. and
global economies and Houston’s links to them. While
turmoil in the energy industry has for the most part subsided,
the forecast doesn’t anticipate the sector contributing
to job growth in ’18, but neither does it detract
from overall expansion. Only two sectors, construction and
information, are forecast to finish the year with fewer jobs
than they started with. All remaining sectors are expected
to expand, some robustly, others modestly, in ’18.

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