May 2011

New Jobs in Dallas Area Help Lower Unemployment Rate

Don’t you just love hearing news stories about cities that are slowly but surely recovering from recession? There are not enough of them, unfortunately, but they are there, and Dallas is no exception.

Payrolls have now expanded in the Dallas area for seven straight months in a row, with another .1% drop in unemployment and nearly 33,000 jobs added in April alone. Transportation, utilities, and retail industries seemed to show the most growth—while other industries, such as construction and manufacturing, still have some catching up to do.