Dallas County

Business and Economy in Dallas, TX

Being a great place to live also means being a great place to work. A thriving economy helps the tax base (so there’s more money for city improvements) and helps a city attract and retain talent. The median household income in Dallas, TX, is $43,781, and check out the following articles to get an inside look at its key industries and job opportunities.

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    Southwest Dallas Top Employers

    With a heavy hand in health care, manufacturing and transportation, the Southwest Dallas region offers a wide range of economic opportunities and industries. Here's a list of the region's top employers.

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    Texas' Top 10 Foods

    Variety is the spice of life for food manufacturers in Texas. Whether they were Texas-born or attracted to Texas's business-friendly landscape and atmosphere, numerous and diverse food products are produced in the Lone Star State. Here is a taste of local Texas flavors.

Employment Overview

While employment opportunities often play a big part in why people move, a city’s unemployment rate also is a major indicator of an economy’s overall health. Regardless of whether personal employment is a factor, lower unemployment rates often mean a region is better able to attract and retain skilled workers, new industries and retailers. The statistics, here, should provide valuable insight into the health and diversity of Dallas’s economy.

Employment Rate in Dallas County, TX

  Employed 96.4%
  Unemployed 3.6%

Occupations in Dallas, TX

Employment in Dallas, TX

Employment Armed Forces 0%
Employment Civilian Labor Force 67.8%
Employment Not in Labor Force 32.2%
Employment Total in Labor Force 67.8%

Industry in Dallas, TX

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 0.8%
Construction 9.9%
Manufacturing 8%
Wholesale Trade 2.9%
Retail Trade 10.8%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 4.9%
Information 2.2%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 8.9%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 15.3%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 18%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 10.8%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 5.6%
Public Administration 1.9%