Houston construction jobs keep growing despite oil slumpHouston construction jobs keep growing despite oil slumphttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=7952015-06-10T12:15:00Z2015-06-10T00:00:00Z

HOUSTON - The Associated General Contractors of America reported that the Houston metro area had 206,600 construction jobs in April, which represents a gain of 5,100 jobs, or 3 percent, year over year.

Construction jobs are still growing in Houston despite the downturn in oil prices.

Last year, Houston added 13,500 construction jobs.

Although construction is slowing down in the office and multifamily sectors, it is picking up in the education and health care sectors.

Houston has the largest construction market in Texas, representing nearly a third of the 669,200 construction jobs statewide.

Texas saw a 4 percent year-over-year increase in construction jobs in April, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.

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