Department of Numbers

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas Job Growth

There were 3,742,100 jobs in Dallas, Texas in April 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,760,531 employed persons for the month. Dallas added 1,300 jobs in April 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 11,829 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dallas job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,742,100 +1,300 +312,600
CPS 3,760,531 +11,829 +458,256

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 138,200 jobs have been lost in Dallas according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,429,500 in April 2020, Dallas has gained 312,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 3,922,060 for Dallas in February 2020. 161,529 jobs have been lost in Dallas since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 3,302,275, Dallas has added 458,256 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2021

Dallas, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2021 3,742,100 1,300 3,760,531 11,829
March 2021 3,740,800 25,000 3,748,702 10,667
February 2021 3,715,800 -25,300 3,738,035 -46,458
January 2021 3,741,100 13,700 3,784,493 -25,302
December 2020 3,727,400 18,100 3,809,795 48,158
November 2020 3,709,300 21,500 3,761,637 -45,612
October 2020 3,687,800 53,600 3,807,249 90,885
September 2020 3,634,200 24,100 3,716,364 -66,694
August 2020 3,610,100 32,500 3,783,058 157,994
July 2020 3,577,600 21,900 3,625,064 13,332
June 2020 3,555,700 63,900 3,611,732 203,790
May 2020 3,491,800 62,300 3,407,942 105,667