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Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX, Metropolitan Area Data Tables

Employees on nonfarm payrolls, Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area, seasonally adjusted (numbers in thousands)
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Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

3,312.0 3,321.9 3,331.7 3,346.2 3,339.1 3,348.0 3,347.1 3,349.5 3,362.9 3,378.5 3,374.6 3,376.6 3,381.6 5.0 0.1

Texas

13,733.7 13,773.7 13,810.6 13,837.8 13,867.7 13,913.5 13,942.8 13,962.4 13,988.0 14,049.5 14,068.1 14,084.2 14,103.3 19.1 0.1

United States

154,291 154,773 155,060 155,206 155,484 155,787 156,027 156,211 156,421 156,667 156,832 157,014 157,347 333 0.2

(p) Preliminary

SOURCE: Current Employment Statistics

Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry supersector, Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area, not seasonally adjusted (numbers in thousands)
Area and Industry

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX MSA Texas U.S.
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Total Nonfarm

3,335.8 3,402.3 3,405.9 70.1 2.1 14,232.2 397.9 2.9 158,261 3,050 2.0

Mining, Logging, & Construction(1)

292.0 288.8 288.9 -3.1 -1.1                

Mining & Logging(2)

            226.6 15.7 7.4 641 15 2.4

Construction(2)

            826.0 35.9 4.5 8,059 263 3.4

Manufacturing

229.7 234.2 233.6 3.9 1.7 980.0 25.3 2.7 12,981 24 0.2

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

696.7 710.3 716.9 20.2 2.9 2,878.4 62.6 2.2 29,653 172 0.6

Information

33.4 33.2 33.2 -0.2 -0.6 241.7 2.5 1.0 3,030 -82 -2.6

Financial Activities

183.4 188.2 188.2 4.8 2.6 931.4 27.5 3.0 9,266 92 1.0

Professional & Business Services

554.7 563.3 560.8 6.1 1.1 2,158.8 39.3 1.9 22,960 137 0.6

Private Education & Health Services

438.9 461.5 463.6 24.7 5.6 1,940.6 80.0 4.3 25,980 1,054 4.2

Leisure & Hospitality

343.9 346.7 344.8 0.9 0.3 1,468.6 36.1 2.5 16,484 558 3.5

Other Services

116.7 118.5 118.3 1.6 1.4 476.9 16.7 3.6 5,846 101 1.8

Government

446.4 457.6 457.6 11.2 2.5 2,103.2 56.3 2.8 23,361 716 3.2

(1) Data unavailable at the State and U.S. levels.
(2) Data unavailable for the metropolitan area.
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SOURCE: Current Employment Statistics

Unemployment, Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area and its component counties, not seasonally adjusted
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Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX MSA

132,818 159,536 171,351 160,889 141,761 158,622 160,782 174,430 176,558 159,842 148,231 138,448 137,940   5,122 3.9

Austin

457 570 645 564 487 541 600 607 607 543 514 473 455   -2 -0.4

Brazoria

7,562 8,972 9,293 8,736 7,666 8,696 8,908 9,632 9,685 8,663 7,917 7,448 7,504   -58 -0.8

Chambers

1,059 1,237 1,248 1,229 1,092 1,244 1,259 1,341 1,385 1,198 1,045 1,040 1,092   33 3.1

Fort Bend

14,734 17,822 19,432 18,139 15,885 17,706 17,853 19,536 19,770 18,105 16,917 15,608 15,365   631 4.3

Galveston

6,644 7,872 8,444 7,802 6,894 7,677 7,851 8,521 8,515 7,643 7,091 6,693 6,724   80 1.2

Harris

89,080 106,860 114,574 108,261 95,487 106,985 108,258 117,190 118,689 107,560 99,646 93,073 92,820   3,740 4.2

Liberty

1,841 2,113 2,223 2,084 1,820 1,992 2,130 2,301 2,282 2,016 1,869 1,845 1,873   32 1.7

Montgomery

10,451 12,820 14,116 12,888 11,378 12,619 12,644 13,893 14,232 12,878 11,998 11,136 11,009   558 5.3

Waller

990 1,270 1,376 1,186 1,052 1,162 1,279 1,409 1,393 1,236 1,234 1,132 1,098   108 10.9

Texas

513,171 622,847 676,626 632,197 551,311 613,485 628,236 683,046 685,142 620,012 578,221 534,672 528,483   15,312 3.0

United States (in thousands)

5,352 6,378 6,465 6,043 5,146 5,700 6,351 6,372 6,623 6,049 6,098 5,827 5,907   555 10.4

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NOTE: State, metropolitan area, and county data for both the current and prior year are subject to revised inputs, reestimation, and new statewide controls early in the following calendar year.
SOURCE: Local Area Unemployment Statistics and Current Population Survey

Unemployment rate, Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area and its component counties, not seasonally adjusted
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Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX MSA

3.8 4.5 4.8 4.4 3.9 4.4 4.5 4.8 4.9 4.4 4.1 3.8 3.8   0.0

Austin

3.2 4.0 4.5 3.9 3.4 3.8 4.1 4.2 4.2 3.7 3.6 3.2 3.2   0.0

Brazoria

4.1 4.8 4.9 4.6 4.1 4.6 4.7 5.1 5.1 4.5 4.2 3.9 4.0   -0.1

Chambers

5.0 5.8 5.8 5.7 5.1 5.8 5.8 6.2 6.3 5.5 4.8 4.8 5.0   0.0

Fort Bend

3.5 4.2 4.5 4.2 3.7 4.1 4.2 4.5 4.6 4.2 3.9 3.6 3.6   0.1

Galveston

3.9 4.6 4.9 4.5 4.0 4.4 4.5 4.9 4.9 4.4 4.1 3.8 3.9   0.0

Harris

3.8 4.5 4.8 4.5 4.0 4.5 4.5 4.8 4.9 4.4 4.1 3.8 3.8   0.0

Liberty

5.2 5.9 6.2 5.7 5.1 5.6 5.9 6.3 6.3 5.6 5.2 5.1 5.2   0.0

Montgomery

3.4 4.2 4.6 4.1 3.7 4.1 4.1 4.5 4.6 4.1 3.8 3.6 3.5   0.1

Waller

3.9 4.9 5.3 4.5 4.0 4.5 4.9 5.3 5.3 4.7 4.7 4.3 4.2   0.3

Texas

513,171 622,847 676,626 632,197 551,311 613,485 628,236 683,046 685,142 620,012 578,221 534,672 528,483   15,312

United States (in thousands)

5,352 6,378 6,465 6,043 5,146 5,700 6,351 6,372 6,623 6,049 6,098 5,827 5,907   555

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NOTE: State, metropolitan area, and county data for both the current and prior year are subject to revised inputs, reestimation, and new statewide controls early in the following calendar year.
SOURCE: Local Area Unemployment Statistics and Current Population Survey

Covered employment and wages(1), Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area and its component counties, 2nd quarter 2023(2)
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Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX MSA

177,705 1,217 3,213,832 120,597 3.9 $1,428 3.0 $59,450,916 6.8

Austin

1,541 45 12,916 278 2.2 1,155 1.9 193,175 5.4

Brazoria

6,832 140 119,656 1,903 1.6 1,261 3.8 1,954,720 5.4

Chambers

887 52 20,699 1,866 9.9 1,448 -2.0 396,602 6.3

Fort Bend

17,977 409 243,775 13,993 6.1 1,095 4.8 3,448,931 10.8

Galveston

6,983 108 123,256 2,729 2.3 1,121 3.8 1,793,939 6.4

Harris

126,009 -151 2,424,560 81,823 3.5 1,508 2.9 47,366,462 6.3

Liberty

1,287 19 19,506 1,125 6.1 1,005 5.8 254,665 11.4

Montgomery

15,059 536 223,775 14,016 6.7 1,263 2.4 3,673,055 9.6

Waller

1,130 59 25,689 2,864 12.5 1,100 7.6 369,367 21.1

Texas

824,890 24,834 13,716,286 520,873 3.9 $1,322 3.2 $235,046,278 7.1

United States

11,964,606 520,040 154,308,523 3,632,798 2.4 1,332 3.2 2,656,498,865 5.5

(1) Includes workers covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) programs.
(2) Data are preliminary.
(3) Average weekly wages were calculated using unrounded data.

SOURCE: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages