Aerial view of Toyota Center and downtown Houston.
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The Texas Workforce Commission’s monthly report puts Houston area job growth at 93,600 net jobs over the past year, with some of the strongest growth in oil & gas and construction, as well as professional services.
But regional economist Patrick Jankowski, with the Greater Houston Partnership, is skeptical of the numbers.
“When you look at the other indicators, when you look at things like the purchasing managers index or trade or construction or retail sales or sales tax collections, none of them are supporting as robust growth as we’d see at 90,000