Professional & Business Services

Area Sees Record-Breaking Employment For March Following Governor’s Decision To End COVID Restrictions In Texas

Houston-area employers added a record-breaking 34,200 workers to their payrolls in March, the largest ever one-month gain in the month of March, and the not-seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate dropped slightly to 8.0 percent according to data released this morning by Workforce Solutions. Governor Greg Abbott’s decision to end all COVID-related restrictions as of March 10, and stabilization of oil prices at around $60 per barrel, appears to have jump started hiring in several crucial industry sectors […]