Housing and real estate economist Jed Kolko queries the data just released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on metro-level job growth trends for October 2015. His findings are usually sharper than most, and tend to be helpful pointers to what may be around the next corner.

After combing through the numbers, Kolko's big take-aways are here:

First: looking at large metros — those with one million or more people — the San Jose and San Francisco areas have the fastest job growth in the country.

The second notable fact is that Houston — after years of fast growth — is now among the slowest-growing large metros, hurt of course by the decline in oil prices.
What's more, Kolko has reasonable context and commentary to back up his key insights.
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