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Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas Job Growth

There were 3,827,700 jobs in Dallas, Texas in March 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,790,355 employed persons for the month. Dallas lost 37,100 jobs in March 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 109,620 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dallas job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,827,700 -37,100 +79,100
CPS 3,790,355 -109,620 -15,138

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 peaked in February 2020 at 3,864,800. Since then 37,100 jobs have been lost in Dallas according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 3,899,975 for Dallas in February 2020. 109,620 jobs have been lost in Dallas since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2020

Dallas, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2020 3,827,700 -37,100 3,790,355 -109,620
February 2020 3,864,800 11,400 3,899,975 10,133
January 2020 3,853,400 6,500 3,889,842 -9,560
December 2019 3,846,900 15,900 3,899,402 8,250
November 2019 3,831,000 16,700 3,891,152 10,497
October 2019 3,814,300 8,800 3,880,655 11,878
September 2019 3,805,500 8,200 3,868,777 12,999
August 2019 3,797,300 8,600 3,855,778 13,396
July 2019 3,788,700 14,600 3,842,382 12,365
June 2019 3,774,100 6,600 3,830,017 10,484
May 2019 3,767,500 10,500 3,819,533 8,167
April 2019 3,757,000 8,400 3,811,366 5,873