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Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas Job Growth

There were 3,741,400 jobs in Dallas, Texas in January 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,778,893 employed persons for the month. Dallas added 14,000 jobs in January 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 8,764 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dallas job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,741,400 +14,000 -123,500
CPS 3,778,893 +8,764 -110,949

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 3,880,300. Since then 138,900 jobs have been lost in Dallas according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,429,500 in April 2020, Dallas has gained 311,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 3,899,975 for Dallas in February 2020. 121,082 jobs have been lost in Dallas since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 3,204,893, Dallas has added 574,000 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2021

Dallas, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2021 3,741,400 14,000 3,778,893 8,764
December 2020 3,727,400 18,100 3,770,129 46,533
November 2020 3,709,300 21,500 3,723,596 -26,958
October 2020 3,687,800 53,600 3,750,554 33,202
September 2020 3,634,200 24,100 3,717,352 -99,821
August 2020 3,610,100 32,500 3,817,173 195,449
July 2020 3,577,600 21,900 3,621,724 11,262
June 2020 3,555,700 63,900 3,610,462 261,899
May 2020 3,491,800 62,300 3,348,563 143,670
April 2020 3,429,500 -430,200 3,204,893 -562,011
March 2020 3,859,700 -20,600 3,766,904 -133,071
February 2020 3,880,300 15,400 3,899,975 10,133