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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Dallas Hotel Jobs Among Industries Growing

Dallas hotel jobs (Click here) are among those seeing significant increases over the last month and year.

During May, the Dallas area's unemployment rate climbed from 7.7 percent to 7.9 percent, after falling from 8.1 percent the previous month. However, the area's rate was still lower than the national average at the time of 9.1 percent.

The Dallas-Plano-Irving area employed a total of 2,070,700 workers during May, which is up from 2,063,100 workers during April and a 2.5 percent increase from last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Several industries added jobs over the month, led by the professional and business services industry, and followed by trade, transportation, and utilities; leisure and hospitality; government; financial activities; education and health services; information; and other services.

Many industries also saw an increase in jobs over the year, with the professional and business services industry growing the most, followed by mining, logging, and construction; education and health services; trade, transportation, and utilities; financial activities; leisure and hospitality; and other services.

Here's a look at how each industry fared over the month and year:

  • Mining, logging, and construction - -1,400 jobs/+5.4 percent
  • Manufacturing - -400 jobs/-1.3 percent
  • Trade, transportation, and utilities - +2,600 jobs/+1.8 percent
  • Information - +100 jobs/-5.6 percent
  • Financial activities - +1,000 jobs/+4.6 percent
  • Professional and business services - +2,900 jobs/+7.3 percent
  • Education and health services - +100 jobs/+4.8 percent
  • Leisure and hospitality - +1,400 jobs/+.9 percent
  • Other services - +100 jobs/+.3 percent
  • Government - +1,200 jobs/-1.1 percent

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