Industry Leaders

♦ Port of Brownsville
♦ Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport

Industry Snapshot

The largest sector in the Brownsville-Harlingen, TX MSA is Health Care and Social Assistance, employing 40,471 workers. The next-largest sectors in the region are Educational Services (20,073 workers) and Retail Trade (19,283). High location quotients (LQs) indicate sectors in which a region has high concentrations of employment compared to the national average. The sectors with the largest LQs in the region are Health Care and Social Assistance (LQ = 1.86), Utilities (1.59), and Educational Services (1.58).

Sectors in the Brownsville-Harlingen, TX MSA with the highest average wages per worker are Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction ($69,348), Public Administration ($57,736), and Finance and Insurance ($51,808). Regional sectors with the best job growth (or most moderate job losses) over the last 5 years are Health Care and Social Assistance (+5,586 jobs), Accommodation and Food Services (+2,599), and Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services (+2,145).

Over the next 10 years, employment in the Brownsville-Harlingen, TX MSA is projected to expand by 17,699 jobs. The fastest growing sector in the region is expected to be Health Care and Social Assistance with a +2.9% year-over-year rate of growth. The strongest forecast by number of jobs over this period is expected for Health Care and Social Assistance (+13,189 jobs), Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services (+1,272), and Construction (+837).

 

Source: JobsEQ®, http://www.chmuraecon.com/jobseq
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