HOUSTON Job losses and the unemployment rate in the Houston area reached record levels in April due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to data released by Workforce Solutions Friday morning.
The economy in the Houston area has taken a significant hit with more than 452,000 Houston-area workers now unemployed, according to the data.
Not surprisingly, customer-facing industries were the hardest hit, said Parker Harvey, the regional economist at Workforce Solutions.
Michelle Castrow, a manager at Workforce Solutions, said that some companies are still hiring despite the downturn.
Were working with our employer partners daily and posting new job openings to wrksolutions.com/jobsnow, she said.