Houston ranks among slowest-growing job markets (HBJ)

Photo Courtesy of HBJ

Photo Courtesy of HBJ

By Laura Furr

The Houston metro ranks third- and fifth-worst in the nation for private job growth rate and overall job growth rate, respectively, according to two new reports from data aggregator Headlight Data.

Headlight ranked the city after looking at new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics from December 2014 and December 2015. It then broke employment growth down for the 53 largest metros in the U.S., with growth measured by the percentage change in sector employment for the same period.

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