Overall unemployment rate moved up to 3.3% with the biggest shift in Restaurants & Hotels, which gained 16,300 roles, based on the most recently available information published in June 2022.

Total employment in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX market rose by 15,101 jobs in May and the unemployment rate increased compared to the prior month by 10 bps to 3.3%. The national unemployment rate increased by 4 bps over the same time to 3.4%.

  • Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX unemployment rate is 8 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 180 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in May versus prior month by 5.3% and are up 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 May 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.8% . Key sectors include:

  • Transportation & Utilities: 881,700; +4,400
  • Business Services: 747,700; +9,400
  • Education & Healthcare: 481,300; -2,400
  • Government: 452,500; -1,500
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 421,900; +16,300
  • Financial Services: 364,500; +2,300
  • Manufacturing: 296,500; +2,300
  • Construction, Mining: 233,300; +1,300
  • Other Jobs: 132,100; +2,200
  • IT & Development: 85,900; no change
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Unemployment by Industry May 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through May 2022 (Data published June 2022 and reports created on June 29, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.