DFW Top Industry Growth 2012-2013

Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) and their parent company CareerBuilder released their 2012-2013 assessment of the top growth industries for the top 100 most populous metro areas in the US. Data for the analysis is based on their labor market database from over 90 national and state employment resources.

“Since 2010, the national workforce has grown four percent, but more than 40 large metros have eclipsed the national growth rate,” said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder. “These are metros with a strong concentration of computer systems design, software publishing and data processing and hosting firms.  These are metros benefiting from the resurgence in U.S. manufacturing, and the nation’s need to find new energy sources and expand healthcare services.”

In a separate study of the same 100 metros since 2010, DFW added over 267,000 jobs a 9% gain (400 new jobs per 10,000 people.) Part of the Silicon Prairie, DFW saw growth in jobs in computer systems design (up 32%) and communications equipment manufacturing (up 18%). Other key growth areas include oil and gas extraction (up 27%), office administration (up 22%) and credit intermediation (up 13%).

Source: EconomicModeling.com, Sept 5, 2013.

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