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Large Cities 2016

Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division

Overall Rank: 5      Population: 4,707,150

Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas, is thriving while many other Texas metros have witnessed substantially weaker growth over the past year. The Dallas area has a diverse economy that shields it from problems in any one sector. Dallas’ job creation rate is more than twice the national average.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 18  18  21  28  11  12  108.02 
1-yr Job Growth2 35  31  26  40  14  102.51 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 47  47  48  48  30  15  106.54 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 146  67  22  20  48  24  101.56 
Short-Term Job Growth5 17  53  16  13  17  10  102.46% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 65  86  52  68  34  28  109.67 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 132  88  75  57  47  47  101.13 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 26  26  24  32  29  27  1.40 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 14  13  19  12  12  21  8.0 

2015-2016 Growth Comparison (by score)