Oil and Gas Boom Drives Up Inflation in Houston, TX

Houston’s inflation continues to outpace the national inflation rate.  The city’s inflation rate is running at twice the national average.  With one of the fastest job creation rates in the country and one of the highest rates of migration into a large metropolitan area primarily due to the oil and gas industry the cost of living has been increasing at a faster pace than the national average.

http://www.houston.org/pdf/research/narratives/CPI/Consumer_Price_Index.pdf

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