Greater Houston Partnership’s senior vice president of research,Patrick Jankowski, said the economy is better off than people realize, they expect growth next year for Houston, as well as the entire country.
"In November we created 266,000 jobs, the unemployment rate is 3.5 percent, GDP is growing at 2.1 percent. That's fairly solid growth. That's something anybody should be happy to see," said Jankowski.
He says the trade wars won't get any worse.
"We're seeing two things. We are seeing a little bit of an easing up in the tension in the global trade wars. Right now it looks like there's a preliminary agreement with China and the US and it looks like we're going to pass the USMCA, the replacement for NAFTA," said Jankowski.
He said if there's any consumer sentiment of a bad economy, it's a false reflection of what's really happening.