The Port of Houston accounted for 10 percent of all jobs supported by U.S. ports in 2018, according to an economic impact study released this week.
The report, prepared by Martin Associates on behalf of the Port of Houston Authority, found that 1.4 million jobs in Texas last year were related to cargo moving through the port’s public and private docks. Of that:
67,039 were direct jobs, generated by cargo and vessel activity at the port. About 77 percent of these were held by Harris County residents; 102,882 were induced jobs, those at grocery stores, healthcare providers and the like when direct employees buy goods and services; 55,103 were indirect jobs, which include companies dependent on the port’s activity for providing insurance products or maintenance and repair