Despite Headwinds Healthcare Employment is Growing at a Strong Pace in Houston
The 5,700 jobs added year-to-date in health care in Houston is the strongest start on record. The uncertain fate of the Affordable Care Act and the financial challenges facing several Texas Medical Center institutions may slow the pace of growth in Q3 and Q4. However, Houston’s population continues to add 125,000 or more residents each year and the Baby Boomers continue to age, both driving demand for health care.
Health care adds 6,000 to 10,000 jobs in a typical year. Net gains will fall within that range in ‘17. Note: Over the past three decades, health care employment has never finished the year with job losses…. read more at Greater Houston Partnership
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