By Jordan Blum
The Houston-area economy added about 3,600 energy jobs through April, which represents a 56 percent increase during the same timeframe in 2013, according to U.S. Department of Labor statistics.
Oil and gas-related jobs have grown to about 110,300 in the area that the federal government designates as the Houston, Sugar Land and Baytown region. That represents an increase from 104,300 jobs in April 2013. There was a hiring lull in the second half of 2013, but jobs are on the rise again.