Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land Jobs Report

January 2020 Jobs Report

Jobs Added

Metro +2,500
  • Month Over Month: +0.1%
  • 3 Month Average: 17,267
  • Year Over Year: +2.8%
State +29,800
  • Month Over Month: +0.2%
  • 3 Month Average: 36,467
  • Year Over Year: +2.7%
National +225,000
  • Month Over Month: +0.1%
  • 3 Month Average: 211,000
  • Year Over Year: +1.4%

Unemployment Rate

Metro 3.6%
  • Month Over Month: 0.0%
  • 3 Month Average: 3.57%
  • Year Over Year: -0.3%
State 3.5%
  • Month Over Month: 0.0%
  • 3 Month Average: 3.5%
  • Year Over Year: -0.2%
National 3.6%
  • Month Over Month: +0.1%
  • 3 Month Average: 3.53%
  • Year Over Year: -0.4%

Local Industry Job Growth from the B.L.S.

Finance & Insurance +200
  • From Last Month: +0.2%
  • 3 Month Average: 105
  • From Last Year: +2.2%
Telecommunications +100
  • From Last Month: +0.8%
  • 3 Month Average: 13
  • From Last Year: -3.0%
Accommodation & Food Services +1,200
  • From Last Month: +0.4%
  • 3 Month Average: 295
  • From Last Year: +1.6%
Manufacturing -500
  • From Last Month: -0.2%
  • 3 Month Average: 242
  • From Last Year: +2.8%
Retail Trade +7,500
  • From Last Month: +0.6%
  • 3 Month Average: 1,336
  • From Last Year: +1.0%
Transportation & Warehousing +8,400
  • From Last Month: +1.5%
  • 3 Month Average: 543
  • From Last Year: +3.4%
Air Transportation +100
  • From Last Month: +0.5%
  • 3 Month Average: 20
  • From Last Year: +1.5%
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing +700
  • From Last Month: +0.7%
  • 3 Month Average: 98
  • From Last Year: +3.8%
Chemical Manufacturing +200
  • From Last Month: +0.5%
  • 3 Month Average: 40
  • From Last Year: +1.2%
Goods Producing -2,200
  • From Last Month: -0.4%
  • 3 Month Average: 561
  • From Last Year: +3.8%
Hospitals +600
  • From Last Month: +0.7%
  • 3 Month Average: 88
  • From Last Year: +2.1%
Computer & Electronic Product Manufacturing +100
  • From Last Month: +0.7%
  • 3 Month Average: 13
  • From Last Year: 0.0%

U.S. Job Growth for All Sectors

Local Job Reports

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