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Houston economy saw 3rd largest major metro job growth in nation: BLS

The Houston region saw the third-highest job creation rate among the nation’s 12 largest metropolitan areas in April, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday.

The Houston, The Woodlands and Sugar Land area saw robust year-over-year job growth of 2.8 percent in April. The region now employs 3.1 million people. Nationwide, job growth was 1.8 percent.

Professional and business services added the greatest number of jobs locally in April, up 22,300 from a year prior. Manufacturing added 14,900 jobs from a year prior.

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