Houston among nation’s top-five markets for job growth

Houston was among the nation's best cities in terms of job growth recently.According to a recent report analyzing figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Houston was among the five most-improved markets in terms of job growth during the second quarter.The report, conducted by On Numbers, assessed scores to each of the nation's 100 largest cities, based upon annual private-sector growth rates during the past five years, unemployment rates over the past 12 months and raw changes in private-sector employment during the last five years.Houston received a score of 1.113. Boston led the nation with a score of 1.457, followed by Ogden, Utah; Worcester, Massachusetts, and Dallas-Fort Worth.Houston's five-year job growth rate was 4.98 percent, while its one-year rate was 2.57 percent. However, the region's unemployment rate was 9 percent, which placed the city in the middle of the pack.Boston and Houston were among 13 markets that has more private-sector jobs currently than they did five years ago.Due to the region's improving job sector, the Houston real estate market has been able to improve during tough economic times.Courtesy of 2M Realty News

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