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Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dallas fell 0.2 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Dallas peaked in April 2020 at 12.3% and is now 8.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Dallas unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Texas 4.3% -0.1 -1.9
Dallas 3.7% -0.2 -2.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Dallas, Texas, National

Dallas, Texas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Dallas, Texas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Dallas peaked in April 2020 at 458,286. There are now 301,847 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Dallas employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Dallas, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Dallas 156,439 -5,060 -74,131

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dallas, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Dallas
Unemployment Rate
Dallas
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.3% 3.7% 156,439
March
2022
3.6% 4.4% 3.9% 161,499
February
2022
3.8% 4.7% 4.0% 168,676
January
2022
4.0% 4.8% 4.1% 172,030
December
2021
3.9% 4.8% 4.3% 177,872
November
2021
4.2% 4.9% 4.3% 176,953
October
2021
4.6% 5.0% 4.3% 177,631
September
2021
4.7% 5.1% 4.5% 183,845
August
2021
5.2% 5.4% 4.7% 192,573
July
2021
5.4% 5.6% 5.0% 202,780
June
2021
5.9% 5.9% 5.2% 213,009

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.