Uptown District:
Job Growth & Office Vacancy Rates

The Mayor announced on April 4th that Houston is expected to have a 2.7% increase in jobs in 2006, the highest rate percentage of 12 of the largest metropolitan areas in the nation. The Texas Workforce Commission reported 42,500 jobs were created in the Houston area in 2005.

Where are these jobs locating? One way to assess which part of town is growing is to look at office vacancy rates. The chart below indicates popular areas are in Westchase and Woodlands, as opposed to areas closer to the center of Houston.