ewcomers to the Dallas-Fort Worth area have good reason to be excited about job
prospects and opportunities. While the recession affected all parts of the U.S., some
areas have fared better than others – and the Dallas/Fort Worth area is certainly
one of them.
The area’s positive business environment, low taxes, solid infrastructure, plethora of large corporations
hungry for talented employees, affordable housing, and quality of life have all combined to make the
metroplex a desirable place to live and work.
Consider that in 2009, two years after the recession started, the national unemployment rate had jumped to
10. 2 percent – the highest in 26 years – and much of that was long-term unemployment of six months or
more. And that, according to the Brookings Institution’s MetroMonitor report (March 2010), which tracks