Dallas added the most jobs of any of the nation's 12 biggest metro areas over the year ending in April, new Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows. Dallas added 104,600 jobs in the 12-month period ending April 30th. Dallas added 104,600 jobs, whereas the number two job gain market in the nation was Atlanta with 87,200 new jobs. The two sprawling metros topped the list, both in terms of the absolute number of jobs added and percentage growth. Phoenix was next up by growth rate. Its number grew 2.5 percent over the year. Companies with big white-collar workforces whose jobs don't have to be done in expensive, dense cities are moving more and more operations to massive campuses closer to the middle of the country. Case in point: Suburbs of Atlanta, Phoenix and Dallas are all home to huge new hubs for insurance giant State Farm.
- Dallas Morning News, May 26, 2017 (excerpts)