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Detailed Information for Health Care and Social Assistance, NAICS 62
Total Nonfarm Employment in the H-W-S MSA was up 101,800 jobs over the year in July with the pace of job growth at 3.4 percent. The largest job gains are found in Professional and Business Services, up 40,900 jobs or 8.5 percent, Construction, up 25,500 jobs or 11.9 percent, and Trade, Transportation & Utilities, up 15,300 jobs or 2.5 percent. The only major industry sector reporting a loss was Information, down 1,000 jobs or 3.1 percent.
Health Care & Social Assistance rose to 1.3 percent in July, up 4,400 jobs, ending two consecutive months of over-the-year declines. The overall pace of job growth in Health Care & Social Assistance plummeted over the second half of 2017 to levels much lower than the historical average increase of 3.3 percent as the industry undergoes a period of significant change. Strongest job growth has been in Ambulatory Health Care Services, up 6,900 jobs or 4.4 percent. Payrolls at Hospitals were down 800 jobs or 0.9 percent over the year.
Monthly estimate data does not reveal the most detailed information, but it is the timeliest. Nevertheless, sub-sectors can be reviewed in more detail by using employers' payroll records. The payroll record data below is reported at the 13-county Gulf Coast region level.
There are four sub-sectors within Health Care and Social Assistance: Ambulatory Health Care Services; Hospitals; Nursing and Residential Care Facilities; and Social Assistance. All of the four sub-sectors posted gains over the year in early 2014. The majority of jobs as well as the highest paying jobs in the region are in Ambulatory Health Care Services and Hospitals.
Monthly data is not available at the thirteen county Gulf Coast Region level and is only provided for the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The MSA has nine counties: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller.
To review other detail data visit Texas Workforce Commission's TRACER located at www.tracer2.com click on Data Link for Quarterly Employment and Wages.