Workforce

Midland, Texas is rich in talent. It is the talent of our people, their hard work ethic, and desire to succeed and innovate that has led to consistent economic growth in our region. Business leaders know that they can count on our workforce to deliver consistent results and support mission-critical objectives.


Education

A well-educated workforce is essential in a competitive global environment and workers must be able to update and expand their knowledge as new technology and ways of working evolve. The Permian Basin has more than 240,000 professionals in the regional labor pool that have the educational expertise and technical aptitude to serve your industry. Many of these workers have post-secondary education and Midland has nearly twice the national average of trained engineers.

The Midland MSA has added over 8,000 jobs since January 2017 (Texas Workforce Commission). Post-secondary and higher education resources are readily available within the Midland area to serve area residents and businesses.


Midland Metropolitan Statistical Area
  Civilian Labor Force Employed  Unemployed Unemployment Rate
February 2018 96,274 93,896 2,378 2.5%
January 2018 95,480 93,151 2,329 2.3%
February 2017 89,052 85,629 3,423 3.8%

Click here to read the full February 2018 Midland MSA report

Permian Basin Workforce Development Area*
  Civilian Labor Force Employed  Unemployed Unemployment Rate
February 2018 242,105 234,974 7,131 2.9%
January 2018 239,170 231,261 7,091 3.0%
January 2017 227,459 216,890 10,569 4.6%
*Counties in WDA: Andrews, Borden, Crane, Dawson, Ector, Gaines, Glasscock, Howard, Loving, Martin, Midland, Pecos, Reeves, Terrell, Upton, Ward, & Winkler

Click here to read the full February 2018 Permian Basin WDA report