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Large Cities 2017

Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX MD

Overall Rank: 3      Population: 4,793,648

Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX, ranks third, outperforming all other Texas metro areas. The region has seen significant employment gains in a variety of sectors, underscoring the metro’s broad economic base. With a diverse high-tech sector that continues to grow, the Dallas-Plano-Irving region added more than 50,000 jobs in the high-skill professional, scientific and technical service industry between 2011 and 2016.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 18  21  28  11  12  12  102.14 
1-yr Job Growth2 31  26  40  14  15  108.73 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 47  48  48  30  15  25  102.07 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 67  22  20  48  24  14  108.81 
Short-Term Job Growth5 53  16  13  17  10  25  101.44% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 86  52  68  34  28  30  104.58 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 88  75  57  47  47  34  112.87 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 26  24  32  29  27  25  1.44 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 13  19  12  12  21  12.0 

2016-2017 Growth Comparison (by score)