As the economy grows and businesses relocate to the metroplex, job growth continues to outpace national averages.

According to data from Moody’s Analytics that JLL analyzed, job growth in 2015 for Dallas, Plano and Irving bucked national trends of growth only within low paying jobs.

In fact, Dallas saw the most job growth in higher paying jobs. That data compared with data for the U.S. South shows the difference between Dallas and the rest of the region.

“You need technical workers in the mid-to-high levels, you need construction workers in the mid levels and you need service workers in the low areas,” said Walter Bialas, JLL vice president and director of Market Research. “Because our economy is growing across the board in a lot of different areas, we’re seeing — unlike some other places in the country — much higher growth in the better wages.”

In total numbers, the Dallas-Fort Worth area has added 590,000 jobs since 2010 and 117,000 during the last 12 months.

Presented by Dallas Business Journal

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