The Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex is home to some of America’s hardest-working towns. That’s according to WalletHub’s analysis of metrics including employment rate, workweek hours, worker engagement, and others. Let’s look at the top spots.


Coming in at number two out of 116 metropolitan areas, Irving has been dubbed the “Headquarters of Headquarters.” It’s home to ten Fortune 500 companies, 60 Fortune 1,000 companies, and around 150 international businesses.


In the seventh spot, Dallas has one of America’s highest job growth rates. DFW has added about 600,000 new positions in the past five years. And Texas is first in the nation for jobs gained through business relocation. Where are the jobs coming from? California lost more jobs to Texas than any other state.


In the vibrant heart of the DFW metroplex, Plano gets double kudos from WalletHub. The city ranks 13th on the hardest-working list and takes the ninth spot on WalletHub’s ranking of the best cities to find jobs. Plano also has one of the area’s highest median annual incomes.

Fort Worth

Coming in right behind Plano, the Fort Worth metro area is a major player in the transportation, healthcare, financial, and manufacturing industries. The city is home to powerhouse employers, including American Airlines, Lockheed Martin, Fidelity Investments, and others.


Ranked 15th on WalletHub’s list, Arlington also has its share of top-name employers. These include General Motors, J.P. Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and AT&T. The Arlington job market is growing, notably in the business and professional services sectors, and in the leisure and hospitality sectors.


Coming in at 19 out of 116, Garland is a growing hub for techies. The IT firm NTT Data is plunking down $50 million to build two data centers in the Garland area.

Garland is one of the country’s top spots for women in tech. A study by the real estate platform RealtyHop ranks Garland ninth out of America’s top 100 cities for women in the tech sector. The study considered employment opportunities, potential income, and another significant factor: home ownership. According to RealtyHop, Garland has the most affordable housing among the top ten cities where women in tech can shine.

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