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Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas Job Growth

There were 3,618,700 jobs in Dallas, Texas in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,636,085 employed persons for the month. Dallas added 2,600 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,635 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dallas job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,618,700 +2,600 +101,400
CPS 3,636,085 +2,635 +78,069

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Dallas, Texas Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Dallas as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Dallas, Texas

CES employment for Dallas in August 2017 is at a new high of 3,618,700.

CPS employment in August 2017 for Dallas is at a new high of 3,636,085.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Dallas, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 3,618,700 2,600 3,636,085 2,635
July 2017 3,616,100 9,400 3,633,450 10,703
June 2017 3,606,700 8,300 3,622,747 513
May 2017 3,598,400 14,100 3,622,234 -1,529
April 2017 3,584,300 -16,100 3,623,763 -959
March 2017 3,600,400 3,900 3,624,722 8,355
February 2017 3,596,500 -2,400 3,616,367 12,436
January 2017 3,598,900 22,500 3,603,931 11,696
December 2016 3,576,400 14,100 3,592,235 7,729
November 2016 3,562,300 15,800 3,584,506 8,384
October 2016 3,546,500 17,900 3,576,122 8,752
September 2016 3,528,600 11,300 3,567,370 9,354