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Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas Job Growth

There were 3,667,400 jobs in Dallas, Texas in August 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,817,546 employed persons for the month. Dallas added 34,800 jobs in August 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 195,822 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dallas job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,667,400 +34,800 -129,900
CPS 3,817,546 +195,822 -38,232

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 197,400 jobs have been lost in Dallas according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,456,200 in April 2020, Dallas has gained 211,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 3,899,975 for Dallas in February 2020. 82,429 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 612,653 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2020

Dallas, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2020 3,667,400 34,800 3,817,546 195,822
July 2020 3,632,600 8,500 3,621,724 11,262
June 2020 3,624,100 90,500 3,610,462 261,899
May 2020 3,533,600 77,400 3,348,563 143,670
April 2020 3,456,200 -371,800 3,204,893 -562,011
March 2020 3,828,000 -36,800 3,766,904 -133,071
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