Local Jobs Report, June 2022: Houston

The PeopleReady Local Jobs Report provides a snapshot of jobs, hiring and wage growth trends for the Houston market.

Share This

Throughout the Houston area, businesses in sectors such as retail, manufacturing and hospitality report a shortage of job applicants. With a tight labor market spurring competition for front-line and entry level workers, the number of job postings has soared to record levels. Meanwhile, many area employers are boosting wages to attract and retain workers.

HOUSTON MARKET SNAPSHOT

APRIL 2022*

JOBS ADDED: +29,700 month over month

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: 4.1%, down from 5.0% in March 2022

WAGE CHANGE: +5.2% year over year

  • Trade, transportation, and utilities had the largest employment gain (+41,500) among local private-industry supersectors.
  • Nonfarm wage and salary employment in the Houston area is up 5.6% MoM.
  • The unemployment rate in the U.S. is 3.6%, compared to 4.1% in the Houston area.

*Note: Most recent data available.

SOURCES

  1. U.S. BLS, Local Area Unemployment Statistics
  2. Emsi, July 5, 2022

Need staffing support for your business?

PeopleReady, a TrueBlue company (NYSE: TBI), specializes in quick and reliable on-demand labor and highly skilled workers. PeopleReady supports a wide range of industries, including construction, manufacturing and logistics, waste and recycling, and hospitality. Leveraging its game-changing JobStack staffing app and presence in more than 600 markets throughout North America, PeopleReady served approximately 83,000 businesses and put approximately 226,000 people to work in 2022.