Local Jobs Report, May 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

MARCH 2022*

JOBS ADDED: +21,500 MoM

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: 3.9%, down from 4.0% in February 2022


  • Compensation costs for private industry workers increased 3.6% YoY in the Dallas area.
  • Nonfarm wage and salary employment in the Dallas area is up 0.5% MoM.
  • The unemployment rate in the U.S. is 3.6%, compared to 3.9% in the Dallas area.

*Note: Most recent data available.


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

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