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Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas Job Growth

There were 3,657,800 jobs in Dallas, Texas in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,737,627 employed persons for the month. Dallas added 11,000 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 33,104 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dallas job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,657,800 +11,000 +93,500
CPS 3,737,627 +33,104 +121,260

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 in February 2018 is at a new high of 3,657,800.

CPS employment in February 2018 for Dallas is at a new high of 3,737,627.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Dallas, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 3,657,800 11,000 3,737,627 33,104
January 2018 3,646,800 8,400 3,704,523 17,505
December 2017 3,638,400 1,800 3,687,018 13,727
November 2017 3,636,600 5,300 3,673,291 12,564
October 2017 3,631,300 21,500 3,660,727 -2,140
September 2017 3,609,800 6,600 3,662,867 28,667
August 2017 3,603,200 8,200 3,634,200 750
July 2017 3,595,000 4,500 3,633,450 10,703
June 2017 3,590,500 12,700 3,622,747 513
May 2017 3,577,800 5,700 3,622,234 -1,529
April 2017 3,572,100 2,100 3,623,763 -959
March 2017 3,570,000 5,700 3,624,722 8,355