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Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas Job Growth

There were 3,575,600 jobs in Dallas, Texas in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,607,095 employed persons for the month. Dallas added 2,000 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,159 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dallas job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,575,600 +2,000 +112,800
CPS 3,607,095 +3,159 +122,303

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 December 2016 is at a new high of 3,575,600.

CPS employment in December 2016 for Dallas is at a new high of 3,607,095.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Dallas, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 3,575,600 2,000 3,607,095 3,159
November 2016 3,573,600 13,400 3,603,936 17,129
October 2016 3,560,200 8,700 3,586,807 -792
September 2016 3,551,500 17,700 3,587,599 12,873
August 2016 3,533,800 14,100 3,574,726 16,791
July 2016 3,519,700 15,300 3,557,935 11,337
June 2016 3,504,400 2,000 3,546,598 5,757
May 2016 3,502,400 8,300 3,540,841 8,945
April 2016 3,494,100 13,600 3,531,896 1,633
March 2016 3,480,500 4,400 3,530,263 10,064
February 2016 3,476,100 14,400 3,520,199 25,979
January 2016 3,461,700 -1,100 3,494,220 9,428