Houston Job Market is Strong

The National Job Numbers were released on Friday... So KTRH needed to find out how we are doing in the Houston area and what jobs and industries are growing the most, it may surprise you!

Houston has long been known for its strong energy sector and its still bustling, but now the medical industry is growing leaps and bounds and had the most growth last quarter in the Houston area.

The Houston Small Business Administration shared with us some numbers to put things into perspective. Below is information from the SBA and SCORE, which evaluates businesses and their transactions in the Houston area.

SCORE is a uniquely American organization that synthesizes

two historic national ideals: entrepreneurial spirit and


Since 1964, SCORE has provided expert volunteer mentoring

to more than 11 million entrepreneurs and small business

owners. As the nation’s largest network of volunteer business

mentors, SCORE is committed to helping any person

succeed in their small business endeavor.

National Impact

32,387 New Businesses Started

103,300 Non-owner Jobs Created

135,687 Total Jobs Created

$340 SCORE’s cost to help

create one business

$81 SCORE’s cost to help

create one job

$47.16 Amount SCORE clients return to the

Federal Treasury for every federal

dollar appropriated to SCORE

67% Percentage of SCORE clients that

reported an increase in business


32% Average business growth reported

by SCORE clients

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