Local Jobs Report, April 2022: Dallas

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

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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.

Dallas market snapshot


JOBS ADDED: +45,000 MoM

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: 4.4%, down from 4.5% in December 2021


  • Nonfarm wage and salary employment in the Dallas area is up 1.1% from January 2022.
  • Professional and business services had the largest gain (+74,100) among the local private-industry supersectors, followed by hospitality (+60,400).
  • The unemployment rate in the U.S. is 3.6% for March 2022, compared to 3.8% in February 2022.

*Most recent data available.

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

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