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Dallas Has Its Employment Mojo Back, But Houston is Making Us Look Like Slackers

By Jason Heid |

American City Business Journals has analyzed numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and determined the biggest job winners and job losers over the last 10 years.

Texas in particular come off looking compartively great. Dallas-Fort Worth has the second-biggest gain in jobs during the last year (among the nation’s 100 biggest markets), the fourth-most gain in the last five years, and the fifth-most in the last 10 years. (Houston finishes No. 1 on all three lists.)  Of course, the picture is slightly different if you rank cities by their percentage gains in jobs, with DFW ranked 10th, 8th, and 27th looked at that way.

Only 13 of the top 100 U.S. metropolitan areas have showed a gain over the last five years. Six of them are in Texas.

Portlandia is ranked No. 52.