Layoffs are down 3.7% in Dallas County since 2014. During the second quarter, layoff notices from area companies affected 665 employees. However, ongoing corporate expansions and relocations mean continued new job opportunities for area job seekers.
The county is at the full-employment mark, with unemployment at 4.1% in June 2016. Over the past year, the unemployment rate in Dallas County has decreased by 0.4 percentage points, meaning unemployment conditions have significantly improved from 4.5% a year ago.