Economic Indicators

Understanding the Dallas Region Economy

Top Line Indicators for the Dallas Region

Unemployment Rate
July 2022


Unchanged from June. For August 2022, the Texas rate is 4.1% and the U.S. rate is 3.7%.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, preliminary, not seasonally adjusted
Employment Change
August 2022


Year-over-year gain of 260,700 jobs. Total employment is 107.5% of pre-pandemic levels, a figure greater than all other large metros.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, preliminary, not seasonally adjusted
Core Inflation Rate
July 2022


Decrease of 0.3 percentage points from the previous reporting period. For August 2022, the U.S. core rate is 6.3% and the rate for Texas is 7.1%.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, not seasonally adjusted


“Economy in Brief: Indicators for the Dallas Region” offers insights into our economic landscape. The data points and analysis tools that support this report provide our business community with an assessment of current economic conditions to make informed decisions based on trends and projections. Our reporting includes measures of the impact of COVID-19 on our economy. Last updated September 21, 2022.




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