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Detailed Information for Health Care and Social Assistance, NAICS 62
Total Nonfarm Employment in the H-W-S MSA added 7,000 jobs in December, up 0.2 percent. The increase was weaker than in most years largely due to retail establishments doing the bulk of their seasonal hiring in October and November. The largest December increases were in Trade, Transportation & Utilities, Other Services, Construction, and Ambulatory Health Services.
The pace of job growth in the H-W-S MSA was 1.5 percent in December representing an increase of 46,000 jobs over the year, more than double a 0.6 percent pace a year earlier in December 2016. Gains were largely concentrated in Professional and Business Services, Education and Health Services, Manufacturing, and Government. Construction, where over-the-year declines peaked at nearly 10,000 jobs in September 2017, has made exceptional improvement since Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts have started reporting a slight loss of only 800 jobs. The pace of job growth in Health Care & Social Assistance was 2.0 percent in December with most of the growth found in Ambulatory Health Care Services, up 6,500 jobs or 4.2 percent. The current 2.0 percent year-over-year increase remains higher than the overall pace of job growth in the H-W-S MSA of 1.5 percent.
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.
Table 1 Health Care & Social Assistance - Employment and Industry Wages - Private Sector
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.