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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.

 

Industry

Jan-17

Jan-16

Net
Change from
January
2016

1st
Quarter
Average
Weekly
Wages

62

Health Care and Social Assistance

320,357

312,827

7,530

$933

621

Ambulatory Health Care Services

155,397

150,116

5,281

$978

6211

Offices of Physicians

50,042

48,489

1553

$1,574

6212

Offices of Dentists

17,480

16,921

559

$908

6213

Offices of Other Health Practitioners

12,805

12,383

422

$847

6214

Outpatient Care Centers

14,306

13,144

1,162

$1,276

6215

Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories

5,862

5,796

66

$1,049

6216

Home Health Care Services

50,298

48,921

1,377

$362

6219

Other Ambulatory Health Care Services

4,604

4,462

142

$887

622

Hospitals

85,856

85,269

587

$1,246

6221

General Medical and Surgical Hospitals

77,356

76,872

484

$1,271

6222

Psychiatric & Substance Abuse Hospitals

3,396

3,342

54

$922

6223

Other Hospitals

5,104

5,055

49

$1,081

623

Nursing and Residential Care Facilities

33,515

33,024

491

$604

6231

Nursing Care Facilities

16,463

16,799

-336

$669

6232

Residential Mental Health Facilities

4,951

4,545

406

$520

6233

Community Care Facility for the Elderly

10,902

10,676

226

$558

6239

Other Residential Care Facilities

1,199

1,004

195

$477

624

Social Assistance

45,589

44,418

1,171

$435

6241

Individual and Family Services

20,095

19,169

926

$444

6242

Emergency and Other Relief Services

2,045

1,956

89

$722

6243

Vocational Rehabilitation Services

3,144

2,854

290

$451

6244

Child Day Care Services

20,305

20,439

-134

$394

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.

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