If the low taxes, affordable cost of living, and acres of greenery don't convince you to move, how about the fact that Houston's job market is hot, at least according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In fact, the area was among the top six cities for job growth:
Total growth in nonfarm employment reached 2.9 percent over the previous year. This compared to a 2.3 percent increase throughout the United State and 3.8 percent in Miami, which boasted the largest jump.
Among super sectors, education and health services showed the biggest Houston gain at 4.8 percent, or 16,500 jobs. Within this super sector, educational services, ambulatory health care and hospitals increased the most.
Next was trade, transportation, and utilities with an increase of 15,900 positions. The percentage increase amounted to only 2.7 percent because this subsector was the largest in the area.
Ranking third was leisure and hospitality, with an increase of 4.6 percent, or 12,900 jobs. The top gainers here were in retail trade, wholesale trade, and transportation and utilities. Professional and business services revealed growth of 10,700 jobs, or 2.3 percent, followed by construction at 8,600 jobs, or 4.3 percent.
Increases among individual jobs, according to USA today, included librarians at 14 percent and with median salaries at $27.04 per hour, nurse anesthetists at 12 percent and $75.57 an hour, database administrators at 9 percent and $36.88 hourly, and clerks for hotels, motels, and resorts at 8 percent or $9.33 per hour.
Whether you have a job in hand or plan on looking for one in the city, you'll need a place out. Why don't you contact us and find out what homes we have to offer?