Q3 2022 Local Jobs Report: Dallas

Q3 2022 Local Jobs Report: Dallas

The PeopleReady Local Jobs Report provides a snapshot of jobs, hiring and wage growth trends for specific local markets.

Dallas Market Snapshot

August 2022

Note: Most recent data available.

Throughout the Dallas area, businesses in sectors such as retail, manufacturing and hospitality report a shortage of job applicants. With a tight labor market spurring competition for front-line and entry level workers, the number of job postings has soared to record levels. Meanwhile, many area employers are boosting wages to attract and retain workers.

The Dallas area unemployment rate decreased slightly to 3.7%, bringing it closer in-line with the national statistic. As such, number of available jobs month-over-month decreased by 7,400 in Dallas. Meanwhile, the U.S. added 263,000 jobs in the same period. While national wages have increased 5.2% year over year, Dallas increased by 3.1%.

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jobs Added

-7,400

month over month

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UNEMPLOYMENT RATE

3.7%

down from 3.8% in July 2022

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WAGE CHANGE

+3.1%

year over year

  • Education and professional services had the largest employment gain (+4,700) among local private-industry supersectors, followed by trade, transportation and utilities (+900).
  • Nonfarm wage and salary employment in the Dallas area is up 5.0% YoY.
  • The unemployment rate in the U.S. is 3.6%, compared to 3.7% in the Dallas area.

Dallas Jobs Breakdown

Q3 2022

SHORT ORDER COOKS

  • Unique Job Postings: 472
  • Jobs Change: 31.5% from Q2
  • Median Hourly Wage: $11.53
  • Median Hourly Wage as Advertised: $12.98

INSPECTORS, TESTERS & SORTERS

  • Unique Job Postings: 377
  • Jobs Change: 5.0% from Q2
  • Median Hourly Wage: $18.26
  • Median Hourly Wage as Advertised: $19.51

REFUSE & RECYCLING COLLECTORS

  • Unique Job Postings: 140
  • Jobs Change: 2.9% from Q2
  • Median Hourly Wage: $15.38
  • Median Hourly Wage as Advertised: $18.03

LANDSCAPERS & GROUNDSKEEPERS

  • Unique Job Postings: 399
  • Jobs Change: 1.0% from Q2
  • Median Hourly Wage: $15.81
  • Median Hourly Wage as Advertised: $16.06
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JANITORS & CLEANERS

  • Unique Job Postings: 1,199
  • Jobs Change: 12.2% from Q2
  • Median Hourly Wage: $13.34
  • Median Hourly Wage as Advertised: $14.46

FREIGHT/STOCK/MATERIALS MOVERS

  • Unique Job Postings: 2,243
  • Jobs Change: 12.2% from Q2
  • Median Hourly Wage: $14.94
  • Median Hourly Wage as Advertised: $16.06

About PeopleReady

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SOURCES

  1. U.S. BLS, Local Area Unemployment Statistics
  2. Emsi, October 3, 2022

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