DFW is 4th nationally in transportation, warehousing employment
Monday, March 12, 2012
Dallas Business Journal – by Lance Murray
Dallas-Fort Worth has long been known as a logistics, transportation and warehousing hub in the southern United States.
It’s the home of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport , the Alliance Airport and nearby warehousing development and the intermodal facilities in southern Dallas County.
In fact, the DFW area is the fourth largest metropolitan area in the nation in terms of employment in the transportation and warehousing sector, according to an analysis by On Numbers of U.S. Census data.
DFW has 3,643 businesses in the sector that employ 121,822 workers, On Numbers found. The average annual pay is $42,700, according to On Numbers. Small businesses comprise 3,428 of the total in DFW, the analysis found.
Houston is fifth in the analysis.
Nationally, there are 3.9 million people employed in the transportation and warehousing sector, with 37 markets being home to more than 1,000 workers each.
The New York City area, as would be expected led the nation with 13,469 total businesses that employ 282,504 people
On Number is a feature of American City Business Journals, the parent company of the Dallas Business Journal. It has a searchable database of 857 metropolitan and micropolitan area included in the analysis.