Overall unemployment rate moved down to 3.4% with the biggest shift in Education & Healthcare, which gained 6,500 roles, based on the most recently available information published in April 2022.

Total employment in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX market rose by 35,400 jobs in March and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 70 bps to 3.4%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 39 bps over the same time to 3.8%.

  • Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX unemployment rate is 35 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 250 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in March versus prior month by 7.1% and are down compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Unemployment March 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.5% . Key sectors include:

  • Transportation & Utilities: 876,600; +4,000
  • Business Services: 722,100; -5,200
  • Education & Healthcare: 483,500; +6,500
  • Government: 453,200; +600
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 392,400; +3,800
  • Financial Services: 360,700; +3,100
  • Manufacturing: 293,200; +3,200
  • Construction, Mining: 225,700; +2,900
  • Other Jobs: 126,800; +1,800
  • IT & Development: 85,600; no change
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Unemployment by Industry March 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through March 2022 (Data published April 2022 and reports created on April 27, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.