DFW ranks No. 2 for job growth in U.S.DFW ranks No. 2 for job growth in U.S.https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=40962014-05-29T09:20:00Z2014-05-29T00:00:00Z

DALLAS-FORT WORTH - DFW ranked No. 2 in adding the most jobs in April compared to a year earlier, according to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. DFW added 115,900 jobs in the last year, or a 3.8 percent increase.

The Los Angeles metro area was No. 1, adding 118,200 jobs in the year ended April 30, or a gain of 2.1 percent.

April’s announcement by Toyota that it will move its North American headquarters to Plano and generate 4,000 jobs through 2017 “adds to our expectations for ongoing strong job growth,” said Robert A. Dye, chief economist for Dallas-based Comerica Bank.

Likewise, State Farm Insurance is building a regional campus in Richardson, adding several thousand jobs when fully operational.

The Houston metro area came in fourth and was the only other Texas area in the top ten, with 85,800 jobs added.

Overall, the year-over-year employment increased in 302 metro areas, decreased in 63 and was unchanged in seven areas. None of the metro data has been adjusted for seasonal fluctuations.

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