Even though the industry lost some workers on a monthly basis during March, Dallas medical jobs
and education jobs saw the biggest yearly increase that same month.
Although the Dallas
area's March unemployment rate has not yet been released, the rate throughout Texas remained at 8.2 percent for the fifth month in a row, which is lower than the national unemployment rate of 9.7 percent. Dallas had an unemployment rate of 8.4 percent during February.
The Dallas-Plano-Irving area had a total non-farm employment of 1,995,600 workers during March, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
. This is up from 1,991,400 workers during February, but a 1.4 percent decrease from last year.
Six industries managed to see a monthly increase in employment
during March, including: manufacturing by 400 jobs; trade, transportation and utilities by 900 jobs; information by 400 jobs; leisure and hospitality by 2,200 jobs; other services by 1,300 jobs; and government by 200 jobs.
Employment in the mining, logging and construction industry remained even over the month with 98,900 jobs.
Only three industries managed to see a yearly increase in employment, with the education and health services industry adding the most workers. The industry employed 248,700 workers during March, down from 249,000 workers during February, but a 6.1 percent increase from March 2009.
The government industry added the second-highest number of jobs during the year, employing 275,600 workers during March, a 1.8 percent increase from last year. The professional and business services industry employed 324,600 workers during March, down from 325,300 workers during February, but a .4 percent increase from March 2009.
The mining, logging and construction industry took the biggest hit over the year, losing 14.3 percent of its workforce between March 2009 and March of this year.
Other industries that saw an over-the-year decrease in employment include:
- Manufacturing by 3.8 percent
- Trade, transportation and utilities by 2.8 percent
- Information by 6.7 percent
- Financial activities by 1.6 percent
- Leisure and hospitality by 1.6 percent
- Other services by 5 percent
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