The Dallas metro area, which includes Plano and Irving, is the third best big city for jobs, according to Forbes’ most recent national rankings.
The area experienced a 4.2 percent increase in the number of jobs last year, bringing the total job growth from 2009 through 2014 to 23 percent. Total employment has gone up 15.7 percent in the past six years.
According to the report, job growth has historically occurred mostly in coastal cities with financial institutions (which were more robust following the 2008 economic downturn due to revitalization efforts) or energy suppliers.
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