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Houston Added 57,000 New Jobs in Last 12 Months

HOUSTON – Houston has gained 57,000 new jobs over the last 12 months, including 4,300 new jobs in June, the Texas Workforce Commission reported. Although Houston has lost jobs in the manufacturing sector, the overall unemployment rate is low. The unemployment rate stood at 4.3 percent in June, an improvement from 5.3 percent a year earlier. Houston gained over 100,000 ... Read More »

Despite Oil Crash, June was Strongest Month Ever for Houston Home Sales

HOUSTON – June was the strongest month ever for home sales in Houston, with an all-time record sales of 7,935 single-family homes, Houston Association of Realtors reported. Industry experts had been predicting that the Houston real estate market would stumble in 2015, after oil prices dropped sharply last year. But the predicted downturn has failed to materialize. “We started this ... Read More »

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