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Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dallas fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 3.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Dallas peaked in April 2020 at 12.3% and is now 8.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.5% in July 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Dallas unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Texas 4.0% -0.1 -1.1
Dallas 3.5% 0.0 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 310,776 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Dallas employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Dallas, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Dallas 147,510 -1,474 -36,335

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dallas, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Dallas
Unemployment Rate
Dallas
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 4.0% 3.5% 147,510
August
2022
3.7% 4.1% 3.5% 148,984
July
2022
3.5% 4.0% 3.5% 149,892
June
2022
3.6% 4.1% 3.6% 151,328
May
2022
3.6% 4.2% 3.6% 153,458
April
2022
3.6% 4.3% 3.7% 156,442
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

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.