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The October unemployment rate has not yet been released for the Dallas area, however, Texas as a whole saw its unemployment rate increase from 8.2 percent to 8.3 percent last month, which is lower than the national unemployment rate of 10.2 percent.
The Dallas-Plano-Irving area had a total non-farm employment of 2,060,600 during October, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
Five industries managed to see a monthly increase in employment, including: trade, transportation and utilities by 1,200 jobs; information by 200 jobs; professional and business services by 1,900 jobs; education and health services
It was the education and health services industry, however, that saw the biggest increase in employment when compared to last year. That industry employed 254,200 workers during October, up from 251,100 workers during September and an 8.9 percent increase from last year.
The government industry also added jobs on a yearly basis, employing 270,600 workers during October, up from 264,200 workers during September and a .3 percent increase from last year.
On the other end of the scale, the other services industry took the biggest hit when compared to last year. That industry employed 65,800 workers during October, down from 67,300 workers during September and an 8.9 percent decrease from last year.
Other industries that saw an over-the-year decrease in employment include:
- mining, logging and construction by 8.2 percent
- manufacturing by 2.8 percent
- trade, transportation and utilities by 4.9 percent
- information by 4.4 percent
- financial activities by 3.2 percent
- professional and business services by 5.7 percent
- leisure and hospitality by 1.3 percent
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