Daily Archives: February 19, 2013

Houston Economy Still Growing and Broadening

The Houston metro area continues to be a major engine of growth for the U.S. economy. Job creation over the 12 months  ending in December was very strong, with payroll employment up 3.1 percent compared with the U.S. average of … Continue reading

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Detroit Payrolls Slip as Financial Crisis Worsens

After outpacing the national average through 2010 and 2011, payroll job growth in the Detroit metro area has slipped into reverse. Since hitting a post-recession peak of 1,811,700 jobs in August 2012, about 15,000 jobs have been lost on net … Continue reading

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Central West Michigan Economy Lost Steam Heading into 2013

Following a slight decline in employment in the third quarter, payrolls fell by another 2.1 percent annualized in the fourth quarter in the Central West Michigan region. A revitalized auto manufacturing sector helped boost employment across the region in the … Continue reading

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