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Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dallas fell 0.2 percentage points in June 2015 to 3.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Dallas peaked in September 2009 at 8.5% and is now 4.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Dallas unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate June 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.3% -0.2 -0.8
Texas 4.2% -0.1 -0.8
Dallas 3.7% -0.2 -1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with June 2015 data as July metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Dallas, Texas, National

Dallas, Texas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Dallas, Texas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Dallas peaked in September 2009 at 271,987. There are now 140,383 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Dallas employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Dallas, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons June 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Dallas 131,604 -9,424 -46,369

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dallas, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Dallas
Unemployment Rate
Dallas
Unemployed
July
2015
5.3% 4.2%
June
2015
5.3% 4.2% 3.7% 131,604
May
2015
5.5% 4.3% 3.9% 141,028
April
2015
5.4% 4.2% 4.0% 144,502
March
2015
5.5% 4.2% 4.0% 144,864
February
2015
5.5% 4.3% 4.1% 145,751
January
2015
5.7% 4.4% 4.2% 152,126
December
2014
5.6% 4.6% 4.4% 157,258
November
2014
5.8% 4.6% 4.5% 162,229
October
2014
5.7% 4.7% 4.6% 166,601
September
2014
5.9% 4.8% 4.8% 171,126
August
2014
6.1% 4.9% 4.9% 175,402

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.