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.

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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.


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.


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

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