Austin was retained its #1 best performing market title, contracting only 2.5% over the year 

Salt Lake City #2 (up from #10 in August)

Dallas #3 (same in August)

Phoenix #4 (same in August)

San Antonio #10 (down from #8 in August)

Fort Worth (not shown) #14 (up from #13 in August)

Houston (not shown) #15 (down from #18 in August)

Phoenix

Phoenix’s nonfarm payroll jobs total as of September 2019 is 2,190,000. In February, before the impacts from COVID-19, Phoenix had an estimated 2,231,400 jobs (69,300 jobs or 3.2% above the same month of 2019). Combining job losses for March and April, Phoenix lost 214,400 jobs. Growth since then has brought back 109,500 of those jobs. If the current recovery holds, employment normalization should be achieved by end of Q1 2021.

Top Phoenix Job/News Announcements:

  1. Amazon to hire 1,000 at new West Valley fulfillment center in Goodyear at NEC Bullard and Yuma
  2. Food innovation center, produce market approved at former south Phoenix landfill, to create 1,500 jobs
  3. 3,500 acres in north Phoenix could be transformed into major employment corridor
  4. Major semiconductor maker, TSMC, zeroing in on new North Phoenix site for huge factory, to hire 1,600+
  5. $100M expansion at NXP Semiconductor in Chandler now operational, hiring 100

Houston

The Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land MSA had the largest monthly employment increase among the Texas metro areas with 20,300 jobs added. The MSA gained 147,800 positions since April, despite a loss of 164,500 jobs over the last 12 months.

Top Houston Job/News Announcements:

  1. Amazon to add 1,000 jobs in Houston area with new fulfillment center in Richmond, TX
  2. Amazon opens new sort center in Houston area, adding 3,000 jobs ahead of Prime Day
  3. Safespill Systems Signs Full-Building Headquarters Lease
  4. HCA Houston Healthcare plans $60M expansion project at Museum District hospital
  5. Water pump co. Grundfos building Americas Regional Center west of Houston

DFW

The Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan Division added 10,100 jobs over the month. The area gained 158,900 jobs since April. Over the year the area contracted by 73,600 positions. The Fort Worth-Arlington MD added 2,600 jobs in September for a total of 62,300 jobs added since April. The area contracted by 52,500 jobs since September 2019. 

Top DFW Job/News Announcements:

  1. International food service firm, HelloFresh, lands at DFW Airport with new plant with 1,200 jobs
  2. Mortgage company Mr. Cooper to hire 2,000 remote workers as record low interest rates fuel loan surge
  3. International logistics firm, DSV International, plans to build huge 1M SF shipping hub in Lancaster, hiring 400
  4. Charles Schwab expects Westlake to become its official corporate HQ address on Jan. 1
  5. Facebook is planning more construction at its massive Fort Worth data center

San Antonio

San Antonio’s nonfarm payroll jobs total as of September is 1,035,000. In February, before the impacts from COVID-19, San Antonio had an estimated 1,092,400 jobs (28,600 jobs or 3.7% above the same month of 2019). Combining job losses for March and April, San Antonio lost 117,600 jobs. Growth from May thru September has brought back 60,200 of those jobs or 51% recoupment.

Top San Antonio Job/News Announcements:

  1. Knight Aerospace building Advanced Flying Medical Units, hiring 100
  2. New $60 million center with arena and food hall to dock at Port San Antonio
  3. Graham Weston, City Complete $200 Million Investment in UTSA Downtown
  4. Pabst Brewing sets up new headquarters in Lone Star and Pearl country

Austin

Austin’s nonfarm payroll jobs total as of September is 1,090,300. In February, before the impacts from COVID-19, Austin had an estimated 1,137,900 jobs (38,000 jobs or 3.5% above the same month of 2019—an average trajectory for Austin in recent years). Combining job losses for March and April, Austin lost 128,600 jobs, or 11.4%. Growth since then has brought back 81,000 of those jobs or 61% recoupment.

Top Austin Job/News Announcements:

  1. BAE Systems Announces Expansion in Austin, Texas With a New Campus Development, hiring 1,400
  2. Billion-dollar tech startup, Hippo, wades into downtown Austin with new campus, hiring 150
  3. Tesla confirms it will build $1.1B factory in Austin, to hire 5,000
  4. Amazon Will Open 820K-SF Warehouse in Pflugerville to hire 1,000 workers
  5. Round Rock Chamber Confirms Amazon Delivery Station, creating up to 900 jobs

Salt Lake City

Salt Lake’s nonfarm payroll jobs total as of September is 739,800. In February, before the impacts from COVID-19, Salt Lake had an estimated 761,500 jobs (22,400 jobs or 3.0% above the same month of 2019). Combining job losses for March and April, Salt Lake lost 66,700 jobs. Growth from May thru September has brought back 45,000 of those jobs or 67% recoupment.

Top Salt Lake City Job/News Announcements

  1. Zions Bancorp breaks ground on new tech center in Midvale, to accommodate over 2,000 employees
  2. Patrinely, USAA Launch SLC Office Development
  3. How Mormons Built the Next Silicon Valley While No One Was Looking
  4. Williams International bringing 300 jobs to Ogden from its Mexican plant
  5. Rocky Mountain Power offers up its 100-acre campus for redevelopment