Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Dallas area ranks No. 3 among all metros for the most new jobs

For the second straight month, the Dallas-Fort Worth area ranked No. 3 among all U.S. metropolitan areas for the most new jobs as of June.  

The D-FW area added 117,800 seasonally unadjusted jobs through the last 12 months ended June 30, according to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. More than three-quarters of those jobs, or 91,400, were added in the East metro — in the Dallas-Plano-Irving area.   

The New York area added the most jobs (168,900) followed by the Los Angeles area (152,000). By percent, the Provo, Utah area saw the largest gain of 6.9 percent.
The New Orleans area saw the largest employment drop of 3,400 jobs. By percent, the biggest decline was in Pine Bluff, Ark. (-7.6 percent), but it also ranked No. 2 for losing 2,600 jobs.
Overall, 317 metro areas saw employment increase in June from a year earlier, 60 metros saw decreases and nine saw no change at all.
None of the local statistics have been adjusted for seasonal variations.   
Sheryl Jean/ Dallas Morning News