18,200 Net Jobs Gain Projected for Houston in 2011
The Greater Houston Partnership employment forecast calls for the region to add 23,300 private sector jobs in’11, but the improvement will be tempered by the loss of 5,100 public sector jobs. The net gain will be 18,200 jobs. The greatest gains will be in healthcare and social assistance, 5,700 jobs; professional and business services, 4,300 jobs; accommodation and food services, 3,400 jobs; retail trade, 2,200 jobs; oil and gas extraction, 2,100 jobs; and manufacturing, 2,000 jobs. The greatest losses will be in government, 5,100 jobs; construction, 3,500 jobs; and oil field services, 1,100 jobs.