Dallas-Fort Worth Added More Jobs Than Any Other U.S. Metro in the Last Year

The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro led the nation with a net gain of 139,700 jobs in a new U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. And only three other U.S. metros had a higher percentage rate of job growth in that year-over-year period.

Hiring has been heating up in Dallas-Fort Worth, ranking it among the top metros in the nation for job growth rate—and making it the No. 1 metro in net jobs added.

That’s according to a Monday report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. From November 2022 to November 2023, the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area had the No. 1 largest net employment increase of any U.S. metro, with 139,700 additional jobs added, the bureau reported.

That beat out the next two metros for net employment increase: New York-Newark-Jersey City with 122,200 additional jobs; and Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim with 107,000 additional jobs.

DFW ranked No. 4 in job growth rate

Looking at the percentage change in nonfarm employment for that same year-over-year period, Dallas-Fort Worth- Arlington saw a +3.3% change in net job growth, the bureau reported.

That was surpassed by only three other metros, which all saw +3.8% net job growth: metro Jacksonville, Florida; Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada; and metro Raleigh, North Carolina.

The national unemployment rate in November was 3.5%. While not seasonally adjusted, it had changed little from a year earlier, the bureau said.

The data cited are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program and are not seasonally adjusted, the bureau noted, adding that data for the most recent month are preliminary. 

You can see the full report by going here

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