D-FW Posts Nation’s Brightest Jobs Outlook

D-FW Posts Nation's Brightest Job Outlook


Dallas-Fort Worth employers plan to hire at a “bullish pace” in the fourth quarter, posting the best employment outlook among the nation’s metropolitan areas, according to the just-released Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.


Some 30 percent of D-FW companies interviewed by Manpower plan to hire more employees from October to December. Nationwide, 19 percent of the employers surveyed plan to hire in the next quarter.


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Texas No. 1 for Jobs



The good news keeps coming for Texas. With 46,600 jobs added in July, the state ranked No. 1 nationwide in job growth, according to just-released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Overall in July, 36 states and Washington, D.C., added jobs. Thirteen states lost jobs and one, Iowa, saw no change. Ohio saw the largest monthly decline, losing 12,400 jobs.


Texas has been No. 1 in jobs added three other times this year. Unlike some other states, Texas has seen job growth across all of its major industry groups.


Texas also leads the nation in job creation over the last 12 months with 396,200 jobs for an annualized rate of 3.5 percent.


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North Texas Tops More Lists

North Texas is at it again, topping two more lists. Last week we told you that our suburbs are among the best cities in the country for new parents, and today we’re happy to report that they are also the best cities for first-time home buyers. You want more? The state of Texas overall is No. 1 for tech jobs.

North Texas Tops More Lists

Allen (No.2 ), Denton (No.4), Frisco (No. 5), Plano (No. 6), McKinney (No. 7), and Richardson (No. 10) stole the show on Wallethub.com’s list “2014’s Best and Worst Cities for First-Time Home Buyers.” The full list is teeming with impressive North Texas cities.


The list “compared the 300 largest U.S. cities to determine the ones that are most and least attractive to first-time home buyers. [It was done] using 17 key metrics, ranging from median house prices and real estate taxes to median home price appreciation and price-to-rent ratios. For those planning to relocate or purchase a new home in the near future, the findings of this study will help them navigate the real estate landscape.”


North Texas Tops More Lists

In other great news, the whole state of Texas topped Dice.com’s list of fastest growing states for technology jobs. This ranking was based on two things: “the highest percentage growth and the most new positions added in the first half of the year.” The overall survey is lovingly-named “Don’t Mess With Tech.”


“The Lone Star state has added 8,100 positions this year to employ 143,300 tech workers, nearly a six percent jump. And, Texas’ tech employers are looking to the future, with plenty of mobile, Big Data and software developer openings on Dice from Austin to Dallas to Houston.”


Whether you’re looking for a new home or a new job, there’s no doubt that Texas is the place to be!


Images via wallethub.com & dice.com

Texas: Best Cities For Job Growth


Texas dominates Forbes’ brand-new list of the Best Cities for Future Job Growth 2014. Dallas comes in at No. 5 on the list.


The Lone Star State held five of the top 10 positions on the list.


Naples, Fla., led the list with a projected job growth of 4.1 percent, according to Forbes.


Austin was No. 2 with a projected job growth of 4.1 percent. Dallas has a projected job growth of 3.8 percent.


McAllen (No. 3), Houston (No. 9) and San Antonio (No. 10) were the other Texas cities to make the top 10.


Click here to see the full list.