April 16, 2021
Beacon Employment Report | Texas
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The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro saw a gain of 35,712 jobs in March, ranking first among all Texas metros in job additions. These job gains accounted for 36% of all the jobs gained in Texas in March. Employment in the region in March 2021 was 2.8% lower than in February 2020. Over the year, there are still 97,427 fewer jobs in the Dallas metro compared to pre-pandemic levels.
In the Houston-Woodlands-Sugar Land metro, total nonfarm employment increased by 34,464 jobs between February and March 2021, accounting for 34.8% of all the jobs gained in the state during the month. Employment in the region in March 2021 was 6.1% lower than in February 2020. Total employment in the region still stands at 174,526 positions below pre-pandemic levels.