News Study: Houston Increase 235,000+ Jobs By 2015

A new study projects the greater Houston area will add more than 235,000 jobs by 2015. Andrew Schneider has the story.

peopleAccording to a report by Washington, D.C.-based research firm Woods & Poole Economics, nine of the ten counties in the Houston metro area will add jobs at a faster pace than the national average over the next four years.

“Generally the sectors that are creating the most demand are health care and health services.”

Woods & Poole senior economist Martin Holdrich.

“We would expect growth in hospitals, nursing homes, physical therapy. Even if the population wasn’t aging, we would expect that some in the Houston area, because Houston’s population itself is growing, and people consume proportionately more health care as the population grows.”

Woods & Poole forecasts Fort Bend County will lead the region in adding new jobs, averaging more than 3% growth per year through 2015. It projects the Houston metro area as a whole will grow about 1.5% per year, compared to a national average of just over 1%.

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Andrew Schneider

Andrew Schneider

Politics and Government Reporter

Andrew heads Houston Public Media’s coverage of national, state, and local elections. He also reports on major policy issues before the Texas Legislature and county and city governments across Greater Houston. Before taking up his current post, Andrew spent five years as Houston Public Media’s business reporter, covering the oil...

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