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Employment and Job Market Info for U.S. Metro Areas

Houston, Texas Metro Area

MSA: Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
counties: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Waller
Population (2016 estimate): 6.8 million
Unemployment Rate (July 2017): 4.9%
NFP Employment (2016): 3.0 million
Average Earnings (2016): $51,970

Click on an occupational group in the table below for data on specific occupations:

data source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational
Group
Total
Employment
Jobs
per 1000
Location
Quotient
Median Annual
Earnings
Management 128,130 43.7 0.9 $118,020
Business and Financial Operations 154,980 52.8 1.0 $74,700
IT and Mathematical 80,780 27.5 0.9 $87,050
Architecture and Engineering 87,500 29.8 1.7 $93,290
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 30,710 10.5 1.3 $69,390
Community and Social Services 22,880 7.8 0.5 $48,420
Legal and Judicial 23,610 8.0 1.1 $93,090
Education, Training, and Library 172,810 58.9 1.0 $53,530
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 29,480 10.0 0.7 $46,480
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 153,680 52.4 0.9 $68,560
Healthcare Support 64,190 21.9 0.8 $26,950
Protective Services 70,660 24.1 1.0 $39,040
Food Preparation and Serving Related 276,520 94.2 1.0 $19,760
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 84,660 28.8 0.9 $21,880
Personal Care and Services 81,740 27.9 0.9 $19,360
Sales and Related 301,200 102.6 1.0 $28,870
Office and Administrative Support 467,890 159.4 1.0 $34,790
Construction and Extraction 176,410 60.1 1.5 $39,580
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 126,020 42.9 1.1 $43,090
Production 185,140 63.1 1.0 $36,790
Transportation and Material Moving 213,330 72.7 1.1 $33,270

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