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A Downshift in North Texas Job Growth

Following strong job growth from last October through January, payroll job gains have downshifted in North Texas. After adding nearly 11,000 jobs per month in 2014, only 2,800 jobs were added to the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area in February. In … Continue reading

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North Texas Continues to Prosper, But Lower Oil Prices Will Weigh on Growth

The North Texas economy finished 2014 strongly, with December payroll jobs up 4.4 percent over the previous 12 months. The metro area unemployment rate was down to 4.6 percent in December and is expected to continue to fall through 2015. … Continue reading

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Lower Oil Prices Increase Downside Risk for North Texas

The North Texas economy is growing strongly. The Dallas–Fort Worth metro area is adding jobs at a rapid rate. October 2014 payrolls were up 3.7 percent over the previous year, well above the 2.0 percent year-over-year growth rate for the … Continue reading

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North Texas Still Hot, Still Cool, Too

Job growth continues to be very strong in North Texas. Over the year ending in July, payroll employment in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area increased by 3.5 percent, widening the gap with the U.S. average at 1.8 percent. This robust … Continue reading

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A Robust North Texas Economy

Over the year ending this April, the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area added 106,800 payroll jobs, the equivalent of a moderately-sized city. Strong job growth has lowered the unemployment rate for the area to 5.4 percent as of March, well below … Continue reading

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North Texas Ends 2013 Flat, We Maintain our Positive Outlook

The jobs machine known as North Texas ended 2013 on a flat note, with essentially no payroll jobs added in November, followed by a large 10,400 net job loss in December. Reduced federal spending through 2013 was certainly a drag … Continue reading

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North Texas Positioned for Ongoing Growth in 2014

The North Texas economy is showing robust growth supported by three pillars: energy, organic growth and links to the broader U.S. and global economies. Labor markets continue to show strong expansion. Year-over-year payroll job growth of 3.2 percent for the … Continue reading

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Two North Texas Employers Try to Overcome Regulatory Hurdles

North Texas employment continued to outpace the national average. Payroll employment in North Texas increased 3.3 percent year over year in Q2, which was faster than the U.S. national average of 1.6 percent. The unemployment rate in the region of … Continue reading

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February U.S. Employment

                                         Solid Hiring is the Antidote to Fiscal Tightening The February Payroll Employment Survey showed a solid gain of 236,000 jobs, beating expectations. The Unemployment Rate for February decreased to 7.7 percent, the lowest since December 2008. Average Weekly Hours … Continue reading

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North Texas Economy Strong But Exposed to Fiscal Tightening

Job growth in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex through the 12 months ending in December was strong, up 2.5 percent compared with the U.S. average of 1.6 percent. As a result, the area’s unemployment rate is falling faster than the national … Continue reading

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